Promoting equal justice under the law.


Lackawanna Pro Bono









We arrange for the donation of professional legal services for financially disadvantaged individuals and families in Lackawanna County.

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Why is pro bono representation needed? What is our purpose? What types of cases do we handle?

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Who We Are

Lackawanna Pro Bono is a nonprofit corporation that provides a broad range of free civil legal services to the poor in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. These services are provided by volunteer attorneys. Our official mission statement is available by clicking here.

Letter From Our Executive Director

Welcome to Lackawanna Pro Bono’s website!

Lackawanna Pro Bono is a non-profit organization through which local lawyers volunteer – free of charge – to represent people living in poverty who have serious civil legal problems in Lackawanna County.

For those who have no place else to turn for legal representation, the lawyers who volunteer through Lackawanna Pro Bono are a lifeline. They take on a wide variety of civil issues, working to ensure that those in need have an advocate at their side. For a list of the types of cases we handle, please click here.

We are fortunate that many Lackawanna County lawyers volunteer their time and professional expertise through our program. We are also fortunate that so many other individuals and entities, both within and outside the legal community, support Lackawanna Pro Bono’s efforts financially and otherwise. I am proud of and grateful to our volunteers and our other supporter who strive to make the American ideal of equal justice a reality for the people we serve.

If you are on this website because you need free legal help, I hope that you will contact our office to apply for our services. It may be helpful to you to review the information on the website before you contact us. If you are on this website because you would like to volunteer your services as a lawyer, make a donation, or support the organization in other ways, thank you in advance for making a difference.

I appreciate the opportunity to work with the community and assist those in need.

Thank you!


Sylvia H. Hahn, Esq.
Executive Director
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.