Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny

Neighborhood Legal Services Association

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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceNeighborhood 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.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence
Intake ProcedureCall or walk-in between 9 a.m. and 2:30
Additional RequirementsMust be a US citizen or a documented immigrant. Not all documented immigrants are serviced. Proof of documented immigration status if applies.
Helpful TipsTelephone hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Anyone without an emergency will be asked to access services by calling their local office or the toll-free number.

Only those in an emergency situation will immediately be seen.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Languages SpokenLanguage Line services available.
EligibilityIncome 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 FeesNo fees for our attorney services but those getting reduced fee referrals to private attorneys will have to pay the fees.
Fee AmountsFree or reduced fee for qualified applicants.
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Pamela Dalton-Arlotti
Contact's Position Director of Program Performance and Compliance
Contact's Phone 412-586-6104
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 928 Penn Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3799
Main Phone 412-255-6700
Hotline Phone 866-761-6572
Fax 412-355-0168
Web Address
Additional Information
Twitter Address@NLSAPgh
Update User ID282060
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Affiliated Program: Neighborhood Legal Services Association
This Service: Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Benefits Assistance (FT-1000)
Consumer Law (FT-1070)
Criminal Record Expungement Assistance (FT-2800.1500)
Family Law (FT-3000)
General Benefits Assistance (FT-1000.2500)
General Legal Aid (FT-3200)
Landlord/Tenant Assistance (FT-4500)
Legal Counseling (FP-4000)
Legal Representation (FP-4500)
Legal Services (FT)
Mortgage Delinquency and Default Counseling (DM-1800.5000)
Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940)
Veterans (YN-9000)
Welfare Rights Assistance (FT-1000.9500)