The Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP) provides free legal advice and representation to low-income Philadelphians seeking relief from consumer debt. CBAP's mission is to protect those in need with access to debt counseling and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy legal representation. They also offer educational resources on how to avoid abuse from creditors and debt collectors.
CBAP was founded in 1992 by members of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Bankruptcy Conference and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Bankruptcy Committee to address equal access to consumer bankruptcy representation. It began with just 11 volunteer attorneys. Today, CBAP has more than 60 volunteers working on improving access to the bankruptcy court system by providing thorough, complete and free legal services.
CBAP is the primary provider of pro bono debt counsel to low-income Philadelphians and continues to work tirelessly to provide representation to those in need.