Application Hours

If you have a low income and cannot afford to hire an attorney for help with a civil legal problem, you may come to our office during our scheduled Application Hours to apply for our services and be screened for eligibility.  No fee is charged for our services.  

The next Application Hours are scheduled for: 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.


What to Bring:
-  Proof of income and financial assets for yourself and all of your household members.

-  All documents related to your legal issue.
No specific document is mandatory, but you should plan to bring all paperwork which will help you to give us accurate information about your financial situation and legal problem.
What to Expect:
 - You will be given a number upon your arrival which reserves your place in line. You will be asked to complete an application. After you've turned in your application, you will be screened for financial eligibility, any conflict of interest, and the services available based on your legal problem. In most situations, we will be able to inform you that same day if you are eligible for any of our programs.
- Click here to view a sample of the application you will be asked to complete during Application Hours. ./FCLS Eligibility Screening Application.pdfPlease note that you may not turn in this completed sample.
- Only the first 15 applicants will be screened unless the matter is an emergency as defined by Franklin County Legal Services.  
- You may need to wait at least an hour or more to be screened for eligibility.
- Children under the age of 12 may not be left unsupervised in the waiting room and will not be permitted to be present during your individual screening. 
Our office is located at 14 North Main Street, 4th Floor, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. We are located on the Fountain Square in Chambersburg in the Courtside Professional Building. After arriving at the Square, walk to the tall white columns of the courthouse. As you are facing the columns, there is a door to your left labeled "Main Entrance". The door is beside a row of blue mailboxes. Go in that door and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Turn left after exiting the elevator and our office is at the end of the hallway.
Future Application Hours:
You may check this page after 5:00 p.m. on or after the above date to learn of the next scheduled Application Hours.  Application Hours are scheduled on different days/times approximately once each week.  The date/time of the Application Hours are announced one at a time so that we can best meet the scheduling needs of our current clients.      
Special Screening:
If the Application Hours do not work for you for any reason, you may request a special screening.  Please call us at 717-262-2326 to request a special screening. 
Questions or Concerns?
Please call us at 717-262-2326.