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Neighborhood Legal Services Association

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Neighborhood Legal Services Association is a private, non-profit Pennsylvania corporation established to provide free legal services in civil cases to low income people. The program's mission is to meet the civil legal needs of the poor and vunerable individuals by securing the rights and obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled. Program services include telephone advice, clinics, referrals, community education, representation before administrative bodies and representation in court.

Pro Bono Contacts for Volunteer Attorneys:
Allegheny and Butler Counties: Barbara Kern, (412) 586-6138, kernb@nlsa.us
Beaver County: Michelle DeBord, (724) 658-2677, debordm@nlsa.us
Lawrence County: Claudia Bistyga, (724) 598-4183, bistygac@nlsa.us

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Housing, Public Benefits, Family, Mortgage Foreclosure, Social Security
  • Populations Served: Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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