Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) is a private, non-profit law firm dedicated to equal justice for all. We provide civil legal services to members of our community who have low incomes, disabilities or who are age 60 and over. Our services help our clients to become safe and self-sufficient.
CLASI was born when Collins J. Seitz and William Poole, members of the Delaware State Bar Association, established Legal Aid Society of Delaware in 1946 to provide free legal assistance to the poor. Seitz and Poole had been inspired by a speech given by Harrison Tweed, president of the New York Legal Aid Society, at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in 1945. The initial focus was on family court matters and obtaining benefits for World War II veterans under the G.I. Bill.