Contact the Law Center

The Public Interest Law Center
United Way Building, 2nd Floor
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-627-7100

Fax: 215-627-3183

Traveling to Our Office

Our office is on the second floor of the United Way building, which is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 17th and 18th Streets.

  • Accessible Parking: Handicap accessible parking spaces can be found near the Race and Parkway intersection as well as on 17th Street between Race and the Parkway.
  • Standard Parking: There are multiple parking garages and lots near the Law Center office. Parking rates can be found at
  • Standard Public Transportation: Our office is conveniently located near multiple SEPTA stops and bus lines including Suburban Station, the Race-Vine station and the City Hall station. To find the best route for you, use the SEPTA trip planner.
  • Accessible Public Transportation: The closest accessible stop on the Market Frankfurt Line is the 13th Street stop. The closest accessible stops on the Broad Street line are the Walnut-Locust stop and the Spring Garden stop. The closest accessible regional rail line station is Suburban Station. All SEPTA buses are accessible. To review the status of an accessible elevator, visit the SEPTA website.

Requesting Legal Representation

The Law Center accepts cases that have the potential to help large numbers of people, particularly those in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. We only accept cases in our current project areas – education, healthcare, environmental justice, housing, employment and voting rights. Please see our Get Help page for our contact forms for legal representation requests. We also provide links to local legal service organizations.

Please understand that we receive an overwhelming number of requests for assistance and can only undertake representation in a very small number of cases, even from the requests we receive that fall within the scope of our project areas. Due to the volume of complaints, staff will not be able to respond personally to every request.