Lawyers in Libraries 2023

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Philadelphia Legal Assistance is partnering with the Free Library of Philadelphia to bring legal information and resources to the community. Every month, a PLA expert will host a workshop on a specific legal issue at the Parkway Central Library. Following these workshops, our Community Engagement Associate will host resource tables on the same topics at North Philadelphia library branches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See below for exact dates, locations, and topics. 

January 2023 – Unemployment Compensation 

Unemployment Compensation Workshop 

Wednesday, January 4th, 3-4 PM 

Parkway Central Library in the Heim Center, Room 131/132 and via Zoom 

To attend via Zoom, REGISTER HERE 

 

Unemployment Compensation Resource Tables 

McPherson Library, January, 5th, 3-5 PM 

Kensington Library, January 10th, 2-5PM  

Nicetown-Tioga Library, January 19th, 3-5PM 

Richmond Library, Jan. 24th, 3-6PM 

 

February 2023 – Tax Support 

Taxpayer Support Workshop 

Wednesday, February 1st, 3-4PM 

Parkway Central Library in the Heim Center, Room 131/132 and via Zoom 

To attend via Zoom, REGISTER HERE 

 

Tax Support Resource Tables 

McPherson Library, February 2nd, 3-5PM 

Kensington Library, February 14th, 2-5PM 

Nicetown-Tioga Library, February 16th, 3-5PM  

Richmond Library, February 28th 3-6PM 

 

March 2023 - Property Tax and Mortgage Issues 

Property Tax and Mortgage Issues Workshop 

Wednesday, March 1st, 3-4PM 

Parkway Central Library in the Heim Center, Room 131/132 and via Zoom 

To attend via Zoom, REGISTER HERE 

 

Property Tax and Mortgage Issues Resource Tables 

McPherson Library, March 2nd, 3-5PM 

Kensington Library, March 14th, 2-5PM 

Nicetown-Tioga Library, March 16th, 3-5PM  

Richmond Library, March 28th, 3-6PM 

 

April 2023 – Child Custody and Protection from Abuse (PFAs) 

Child Custody and PFA Workshop 

Wednesday, April 5th, 3-4PM 

Parkway Central Library in the Heim Center, Room 131/132 and via Zoom 

To attend via Zoom, REGISTER HERE 

 

Child Custody and PFA Resource Tables 

McPherson Library, April 6th, 3-5PM  

Kensington Library, April 11th, 2-5PM 

Nicetown-Tioga Library, April 20th, 3-5PM  

Richmond Library, April 27th, 3-6PM 

 

May 2023 – Small Claims, Debt and Bankruptcy 

Small Claims, Debt and Bankruptcy Workshop 

Wednesday, May 3rd, 3-4PM 

Parkway Central Library in the Heim Center, Room 131/132 and via Zoom 

To attend via Zoom, REGISTER HERE 

 

Small Claims, Debt and Bankruptcy Resource Tables 

McPherson Library, May 4th, 3-5PM  

Kensington Library, May 9th, 2-5PM 

Nicetown-Tioga Library, May 18th, 3-5PM  

Richmond Library, May 25th, 3-6PM 

 

June 2023 – Transgender Name Changes and General Information 

Transgender Name Change Resource Table and Q&A 

Wednesday, June 7th, 2-5PM 

Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 

In-person only. No registration needed. 

 

General Legal Aid Resource Tables 

McPherson Library, June 1st, 3-5PM 

Kensington Library, June 13th, 2-5PM 

Nicetown-Tioga Library, June 15th, 3-5PM  

Richmond Library, June 27th, 3-6PM 

 

Library Branch Addresses 

Parkway Central Library: 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 

McPherson Library: 601 E Indiana Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 

Kensington Library: 104 West Dauphin St., Philadelphia, PA 19133 

Nicetown-Tioga Library: 3720 N Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 

Richmond Library: 2987 Almond St., Philadelphia, PA 19134 

 

All information and discussion provided by PLA representatives at these events will not include or constitute legal advice. To determine your eligibility for PLA’s services, please apply at philalegal.org/apply or call our General Intake Hotline at 215-981-3800.