Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
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United Way of Allegheny County
Description of Service
Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired.
While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.
Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence
Call or walk-in between 9 a.m. and 2:30
Must be a US citizen or a documented immigrant. Not all documented immigrants are serviced. Proof of documented immigration status if applies.
Call between 9 a.m. to noon or walk-in between 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Applications on-line at www.nlsa.us are preferred by using the “Get Legal Help” tab. Only those in an emergency situation will immediately be contacted, otherwise those seeking help may expect a call within 2 business days.
Language Line services available.
Income based: Gross income for most services must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. There are some exceptions for those who are facing Mortgage foreclosure, those seeking Protection from Abuse, and elderly clients in Allegheny County.
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees
No fees for our attorney services but those getting reduced fee referrals to private attorneys will have to pay the fees.
Free or reduced fee for qualified applicants.
Hours of Operation
Weekdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm Intake Hours: 9:00am to 2:30pm(closed between noon and 1pm)