Pennsylvania has about 42,249 actively practicing lawyers, working across a wide range of disciplines and sectors. Many low-cost and pro bono programs are there in the state to help the disadvantaged. This includes both private sectors that do volunteer pro bono cases, and public institutions and non-profits dedicated to help the vulnerable. The state is home to the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, a consortium that fosters various independent programs throughout the state. Other resources include statewide community legal services, and self-help services offered by the Pennsylvania court.