Dauphin County Bar Association Pro Bono Program

In Conjunction with MidPenn Legal Services


The Dauphin County Bar Association By-Laws include a commitment to:

"Encourage the fulfillment of the obligations of the profession among its members to the courts and to society, [and] to promote programs to provide effective, affordable legal services to all segments of society . . ."

All Bar Association members are expected to participate, personally or financially, in the Pro Bono Program, which is administered in conjunction with MidPenn Legal Services.

MidPenn Legal Services staff handles all request for legal help. However, they don’t have enough donations to help everyone with every type of issue.

The Dauphin County Bar Association Pro Bono Program has been ranked as one of the finest in the Commonwealth, and is one of the more significant Community Service activities undertaken by the Association.

We have also developed specialized projects to provide free legal assistance to:

  • Small charitable groups that serve low-income, indigent, or disadvantaged persons in our community;
  • The Orphan's Court in its protection of people with disabilities that require a guardian be appointed; and
  • Artists and small arts groups

?For information on any of these special projects, please call our Lawyer Referral Service at (717) 232-7536 and press option #2. [Click here for more information on our Lawyer Referral Service.] Finally, the Association contributes financially to MidPenn Legal Services.