|MIDDLE DISTRICT BANKRUPTCY BAR
The MDBBA Pro Bono Referral Program only
handles Chapter 7 cases.
Chapter 13 cases are not referred.
Potential Debtor(s) are vetted through either North Penn Legal
Services or Mid Penn Legal Services to meet the poverty
If Potential Debtor(s) meet the poverty guidelines, Kathy Cella
or Betty Abraham forward the Potential Debtor(s) information
to the MDBBA Administrator to find an attorney for the
If the Potential Debtor(s) do not meet the poverty guidelines
but are close, Betty Abraham or Kathy Cella may ask the
MDBBA Administrator to find them an attorney at a reduced
(This is rare.)
If you are in financial distress and you feel you are in need of
our Pro Bono Referral Program, please contact Mid Penn Legal
Services or North Penn Legal Services at the telephone numbers
Kathy Cella f/k/a Parks is our liaison at Mid Penn Legal
Services Phone: 814-238-4958, ext. 1127
Mid Penn covers the following Counties: Adams - Bedford -
Berks - Blair - Centre - Clearfield - Cumberland - Dauphin -
Franklin - Fulton - Huntingdon - Juniata - Lancaster - Lebanon
- Mifflin - Perry - Schuylkill - York.
Betty Abraham is our liaison at North Penn Legal Services
North Penn covers the following Counties: Bradford - Carbon -
Clinton - Columbia - Lackawanna - Lehigh - Luzerne -
Lycoming - Monroe - Montour - Northampton -
Northumberland - Pike - Snyder - Sullivan - Susquehanna -
Tioga - Union - Wayne - Wyoming.
Mid Penn Legal Services and North Penn Legal Services do not
refer Potential Chapter 7 cases that are on a filing deadline
(Example: Filing to Stop a Sheriff Sale) as it takes a bit of time
to get the best attorney for the Debtor(s) Potential Chapter 7