Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
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United Way of Allegheny County
Description of Service
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 (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.
Applications on-line at https://nlsa.us/ 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.
Must be a US citizen or a documented immigrant. Not all documented immigrants are serviced. Proof of documented immigration status if applies.
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. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired.
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)