Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny

Neighborhood Legal Services Association

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United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides 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.
Geographical AreaAllegheny
Intake ProcedureApplications on-line at are preferred by using the “Get Legal Help” link in the upper right corner of the page. Calls or walk-ins are also accepted: Call between 9 a.m. to noon or walk-in between 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Documents RequiredMust be a US citizen or a documented immigrant. Not all documented immigrants are serviced. Proof of documented immigration status if applies.
Helpful TipsOnly those in an emergency situation will immediately be contacted, otherwise those seeking help may expect a call within 2 business days.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Languages SpokenLanguage Line services available. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired.
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
Intake Hours: 9:00am to 2:30pm(closed between noon and 1pm)
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
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)
Land Deeds/Titles (DF-7000.8350-450)
Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution (FT-4500.4600)
Legal Counseling (FP-4000)
Legal Representation (FP-4500)
Mortgage Delinquency and Default Counseling (DM-1800.5000)
Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940)
Veterans (YN-9000)
Welfare Rights Assistance (FT-1000.9500)