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, August 20, 2019, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 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, we will meet with you on a one-on-one basis.  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.pdf   Please 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 will probably 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.
Location and Parking: 
- Our address is 336 Lincoln Way East, Suite B, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania  17201. 
-  If driving on Lincoln Way East going toward the Fountain Square in Chambersburg, Franklin County Legal Services is located in the last alley on the left before the Post Office. Take the last possible left before the Post Office and then our office is in a long white building on the left in the alley. You will see a black/white sign on the building which says "Franklin County Legal Services."
- After you turn into the alley, please find parking alongside the white building.  If there are no parking spaces left alongside the white building, please look for orange cones directing you where to park.  
Future Application Hours: 
You may check this page after 5:00 p.m. on or after the above dates to learn of the next scheduled Application Hours.  Application Hours are scheduled on different days/times as often as possible.
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.