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Franklin County Legal Services

  • Location:
    336 Lincoln Way East
    Suite B
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Phone:
    (717) 262-2326
  • Fax:
    (717) 262-2360
  • Contact methods:
    Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Franklin County Legal Services provides free legal services to low-income individuals with civil legal problems.  Practice areas include immigration, family, housing, and other areas of civil law.  Immigration legal services are provided to individuals residing in the Pennsylvania counties of:  Franklin, Fulton, Adams, Cumberland, Perry, Juniata, and Huntingdon (or had lived in one of those counties prior to their immigration detention).

Counties served: Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Perry
Detention Facilities Served: York County Prison (PA)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 4
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 2

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Immigration Advocates Network

Volunteering

Volunteer Coordinator
Gloria Keener
717-262-2326