For nearly three decades, Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) has provided the highest quality legal assistance to the needy with the ongoing support of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the legal community. Our mission is to help low-income Philadelphia residents with legal problems by providing them with advice and representation in civil matters. In 1999 alone, we handled over 20,000 cases. Since we opened our doors, we have served over one million individuals directly. This is in addition to providing community education to inform low-income communities about their legal rights, policy analysis and advocacy, and filing class action law suits to help large numbers of poor people facing similar injustices.