Neighborhood Legal Services of Pittsburgh

In addition, service requests can be made through the online website and mobile app. You will receive a reminder from the host unit, usually within 1 business day. You can complete the application online here: service requests can be made toll-free at 1-866-761-6572 or the local number in each county. Whether you are currently in practice, recently retired, or just starting your career as a law student, the NLSA needs your legal talents and experience to accomplish its mission. For lawyers, opportunities are available for both pro bono and referral programs with reduced fees. Articling for law students, both during the academic year and in the summer, introduces students to the practice of poverty law through hands-on experience. Requests for seniors` legal services in Allegheny County can be made by contacting a senior care centre if the caller is 60 years of age or older. Requests for abuse protection in Allegheny County can be made by contacting the Family Division of the Allegheny County Common Plea Court. Neighborhood Legal Services offers free civil law services to low-income individuals and families who cannot afford a private lawyer. Depending on the specific civil law issues, they may offer direct representation, advice, assistance with self-representation, short or limited legal advice, or referral to a private lawyer (including free and reduced fees).

They also provide community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided for people with limited English proficiency and the hearing impaired. The Neighborhood Legal Services Association provides free civil justice services to individuals and families who would otherwise be denied access to justice – one of the fundamental rights that many of us take for granted. The NLSA exists to protect the poor and vulnerable in our community through effective civil advocacy and provides support to clients seeking an equitable solution to important issues. The Neighborhood Legal Services Association offers volunteer opportunities in each of the counties it serves. These opportunities include general representation of clients and participation in several special projects. For complete information on opportunities and volunteering at NLS, see the NLS Pro Bono Opportunities Guide. ONLINE ADMISSION: Available at

Click on the “Get Legal Help” link. Clients of the Elder Law Project program can enroll in service at senior centers. Clients of the Abuse Protection Program can register for Family Court service. Queues are busy, but phone messages can be left between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every day except holidays. Access for non-English speakers is available. Telephone hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-15:00 125% of the poverty line plus limited wealth (except for protection from abuse and elder rights programs, where there are no income and wealth limits). Allegheny County, Missouri 412-255-6700Beaver County, Missouri 724-378-0595Butler County, Missouri 724-282-3888Lawrence County, Missouri 724-658-2677 A Pro Bono Center member organization provides representation or advice in the following areas: employment and unemployment compensation law, custody matters, landlords` tenancy law (tenants only), collection and bankruptcy law, protection against abuse, SSI disability and social security, public benefits and older legal issues. Experienced lawyers in the areas of bankruptcy, unemployment compensation, landlord-tenant issues, ISS and SSDI, custody and small estates Interested lawyers should contact Barbara Kern for more information Barbara Kern, Esq., Senior Counsel Ward Legal Services 928 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-586-6138 412-355-0168 (fax) Neighbourhood Legal Services 928 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3757 412-255-6700 866-761-6572 (toll-free) 412-355-0168 (Fax) Debt Counselling Clinic; Elder Law Program (ELP) with possible referrals for limited assets only through this program; Older and smarter; Medical collaboration with UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Family Law: Protection from abuse Claims and custody of the applicant Consumer/Bankruptcy SSI and SSDI Oldest law Employment/Unemployment Landlord Tenant who represents only tenants Utilities.