Pro Se Information

Thinking of Filing a Bankruptcy Petition on Your Own?

Before you do, contact your local Legal Aid Service or County Bar Association. You may qualify for free legal advice! If you live in Philadelphia County, contact the free Legal Services office that serves your neighborhood or walk in for an interview.
Community Legal Services
Center City Office
1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2505
Main Telephone Number: (215) 981-3700
  Law Center North Central
3638 N. Broad Street. (Broad & Erie Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19140-4136
Main Telephone Number: (215) 227-2400
For walk-in appointments, or new client interviews, their published hours of operations are 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
If you live in Public Housing, contact the Community Legal Services - Public Housing Unit at 981-3700.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
42 South 15th Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Main Telephone Number: (215) 981-3800
For walk-in appointments, or new client interviews, their published hours of operations are 9:30 A.M. to 12 P.M., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you live in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery or Northampton Counties, contact your Legal Aid Office or local Bar Association. Find out if they can refer you to a volunteer lawyer.
County Legal Aid   Bar Association
Berks (610) 376-8656   (610) 375-4591
Bucks (215) 781-1111   (215) 348-9413
Chester (610) 436-4510   (610) 429-1500
Delaware (610) 874-8421   (610) 566-6625
Lancaster (717) 299-0971   (717) 393-0737
Lehigh     (610) 433-6204
Montgomery (610) 275-5400   (610) 279-9660
Northampton     (610) 258-6333