Legal Aid of SEPA to hold free birth certificate clinic for PA born Veterans


COATESVILLE – Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) is partnering with the Chester County Bar Association to hold a free birth certificate clinic for veterans on November 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Building 38, Room 125D Coatesville, PA 19320.


Birth certificates are often needed to access health care and public benefits, and for many other purposes. Veterans who attend this free clinic will meet with an advocate who will request birth certificates for them.


This clinic is only open to veterans born in Pennsylvania, and veterans must bring their service number.legalaid


For more information and to register, please call Roberta Cosentino at LASP at 610-436-4510.


In 2014, LASP Chester County handled nearly 1,000 civil cases in areas including domestic abuse, family law, housing, and government benefits.  Rachel Houseman, Managing Attorney for LASP’s Chester County Division, says, “LASP makes a real, concrete difference in our clients’ lives. We represent people who are facing incredibly tough legal challenges. Whatever the particulars of the case, we make sure that our clients have an equal shot at justice.”

For more information about Legal Aid of Southeastern PA visit or call the central office at 610-275-5400 or the West Chester Office at 610-436-4510.

LASP’s Mission

To provide quality legal representation to low-income people, to empower them to solve problems without legal representation through legal education and increased access to the courts, and to change community practices and systems that cause or aggravate poverty.

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