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Employment Advocacy Project

Welcome to the Employment Advocacy Project at Penn Law!


The Employment Advocacy Project is a law student pro bono group located at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Temple University.  The project is supervised by Philadelphia Legal Assistance, a nonprofit that provides free legal services to low-income Philadelphians.  Law student advocates represent unemployment compensation claimants who have been denied benefits.  A law student advocate may represent a claimant in a Referee hearing or assist a claimant with an appeal to the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.


If you would like free assistance with your unemployment compensation case, you must go through the intake process at Philadelphia Legal Assistance.

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Intake is available:

  • By walk in on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 11:30am. Philadelphia Legal Assistance is located at 718 Arch Street, Suite 300N, Philadelphia, PA 19147.  Please bring all paperwork from your last employer and all paperwork related to your unemployment compensation case with you to intake.
  • By telephone Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm.  Telephone intake can be reached at (215) 981-3800
  • By internet at  Philadelphia Legal Assistance has 24/7 online intake; however, most intakes will not be finalized until a member of the intake unit contacts you by phone after you submit information.