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    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.

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    Advice SessionsExperts are available to discuss situations related to virtually every field. Our experts will offer you advice and guidance in resolving and mitigating disputes. The knowledge that you gain from our experts will allow you to effectively prevent disputes from occurring and in the event that a dispute does occur, how to effectively resolve the issue.FranklinFranklin County Dispute Resolution CenterFranklin County Dispute Resolution Center
    Aging Services - Legal AssistanceProvides legal information through seminars and programs held at the social centers.IndianaLegal Advocacy For SeniorsAging Services, Inc.
    AIDS Law Project - Family ProgramProvides free legal services for parents living with HIV/AIDS who need help planning for their children's future care and custody. Training and publications on the Pennsylvania's Standby Guardianship Act are available for attorneys, case managers, and people living with HIV/AIDS.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    AIDS Law Project - Fleeing Felon ProjectAssists individuals who have bench warrants and violations of probation and parole with legal matters. Also, assists clients to apply for public benefits.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    AIDS Law Project - Housing Advocacy ProjectProvides free legal services for people with HIV/AIDS who are facing eviction or experiencing difficulty maintaining secure, affordable housing. Training and materials on the housing rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are available for social service and medicaid providers.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    AIDS Law Project - Legal ServicesProvides information on AIDS and legal issues.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralLawyer Referral Service offers up to a 30 minute consultation with an attorney. All cases will be screened for merit and the type of legal service required. The public can also search for lawyers using Search by legal specialties such as family law, immigration and visas, and workers' compensation, then browse by geographic locations and years of experience. The website includes details about attorneys' education, career, case history and contact information.AlleghenyAllegheny County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralAllegheny County Bar Association
    Allegheny County Bar Association - Modest MeansProvides representation to those individuals who are having difficulty affording traditional legal services, but for one reason or another, do not qualify for various pro bono service providers. Through the program, a client, once screened, for a fee of $30.00 will be referred to an attorney who would provide a specific service at a discounted rate.AlleghenyAllegheny County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralAllegheny County Bar Association
    American Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaProvides legal assistance regarding fair housing and/or unfair discrimination practices.PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
    Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging Legal Advocacy for SeniorsProvides legal advocacy to senior citizensArmstrongLegal Advocacy for SeniorsArmstrong County Area Agency on Aging
    Butler County Area Agency on Aging - Legal ReferralReferral Service: Assistance with preparing a will or rewriting an existing will; creating Advance Directives (i.e. living will, durable power of attorney); Designating a Power of Attorney; Assisting in settling landlord / tenant disputes or other housing issues; Guardian. ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Centre County Women's Resource Center Legal Representation - Legal CounselingLawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.CentreCentre County Women's Resource Center Legal RepresentationCentre County Women's Resource Center
    Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh North SideAdvice sessions with attorneys for low-income individuals on non-criminal issues including family law, landlord-tenant issues, Social Security, record expungement and employment concerns. No criminal matters. No appointments; services are on a first come-first serve basis. Ten clients are seen each each evening.AlleghenyNorth SideChristian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
    Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh OaklandLegal consultation for low-income individuals on non-criminal issues including family law, landlord-tenant issues, Social Security, record expungement and employment concerns. No criminal matters. Walk-in early since space is limited and they can only see ten clients per session.AlleghenyOaklandChristian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
    Civil Law ClinicLegal representation by supervised third year law students in civil and domestic issues, bankruptcy, and estate planning. No criminal cases.DauphinCivil Law ClinicWidener Civil Law Clinic
    County of Berks - Public DefenderRepresents indigent persons charged with crimes. Represents indigent persons charged with juvenile delinquency. Represents indigent persons subject to mental health commitment proceedings.BerksCourthouseCounty of Berks
    Fayette County Area Agency on Aging Legal AdvocacyProvides legal advocacy to seniorsFayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Fayette County Housing Authority of Pennsylvania Legal Advocacy for SeniorsProvides legal advocacy to seniors.FayetteLegal Advocacy for SeniorsFayette County Housing Authority of Pennsylvania
    Focus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp Community Legal ClinicLegal consultation and services such as family law (simple divorce), consumer issues, landlord/tenant issues, living wills, employment issues and other issues are provided by attorneys working pro bono. Also handles wills, living wills, healthcare power of attorney and other documents for low-income seniors.AlleghenyFocus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp Community Legal ClinicFocus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation
    Laurel Legal Services - Armstrong CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include- family, consumer and housing law, and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.ArmstrongLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Laurel Legal Services - Cambria CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.CambriaLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Laurel Legal Services - Clarion CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.ClarionLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Laurel Legal Services - Indiana CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law, emergency child custody cases, utility cut offs, eviction, mortgage foreclosure and tax sale; and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.IndianaLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Laurel Legal Services - Jefferson CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.JeffersonLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Laurel Legal Services - Westmoreland CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.WestmorelandLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Mifflin County District AttorneyWe are committed to enforcing the law by investigating and aggressively prosecuting criminal activity throughout Mifflin county. We seek justice in our courts, recommend appropriate punishment for those who commit crimes, and provide competent assistance to victims of crime. In doing so, we ensure that justice is done in a fair, effective and efficient manner.MifflinMifflin County District AttorneyMifflin County District Attorney
    National Council of Jewish Women/ The Center for Women - Legal Assistance for Women (LAW)Provides participants with a confidential half hour consultation with an attorney. Areas include: Family law matters: divorce, separation, support, custody, alimony and equitable property division; wills, trusts and estates; bankruptcy; and employment issues.AlleghenyCenter for WomenCenter for Women
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - AlleghenyProvides 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 (PFA) 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. 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.AlleghenyNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - BeaverProvides 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 (PFA) 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. 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.BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - ButlerProvides 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 (PFA) 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. 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.ButlerNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - LawrenceProvides 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 (PFA) 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. 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.LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    North Hills Community Outreach - Ask the AttorneyFree legal advice on noncriminal matters for low-income families. Pre-registration is required. Alternates between our offices in Hampton, Bellevue and Millvale.AlleghenyNorth Hills Community Outreach - Ask the AttorneyNorth Hills Community Outreach
    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - Sexual Violence Legal Assistance ProjectPCAR has launched a legal assistance project providing holistic legal advice and counsel, and short-term representation to victims of rape and sexual assault. This project is designed to fill existing gaps where local community legal services are unavailable and gives priority to victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault.DauphinPennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - DauphinPennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
    Perry County Public DefenderLegal representation in all stages of the criminal justice system except summary offenses. Summary offense charges are entitled to a public defender only if there is substantial risk of incarceration if convicted.PerryPerry County Public DefenderPerry County Public Defender
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Fayette CountyHelps low-income citizens with a variety of civil legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include family law, consumer law, housing, Protection From Abuse, public benefits and unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.FayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Greene CountyHelps low-income citizens with a variety of civil legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include family law, consumer law, housing, Protection From Abuse, public benefits and unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.GreeneSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Somerset CountyAdvises and represents low-income citizens’ family, housing and economic legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their rights to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include Protection From Abuse, family law, consumer law, housing, public assistance, unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.SomersetSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Washington CountyHelps low-income citizens with a variety of civil legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include family law, consumer law, housing, Protection From Abuse, public benefits and unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
    Westmoreland County Bar Association - Pro Bono Program - Legal Services and AdvocacyProvides free legal representation and/or advocacy.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Bar Association - Pro Bono ProgramWestmoreland County Bar Association

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