Whether you are currently in practice, recently retired, or just starting your career as a law student, the NLSA needs your legal talents and experience to accomplish its mission. For lawyers, opportunities are available for both pro bono and referral programs with reduced fees. Articling for law students, both during the academic year and in the summer, introduces students to the practice of poverty law through hands-on experience. Free interpretation services are provided for people with limited English proficiency and the hearing impaired. The Neighborhood Legal Services Association provides free civil justice services to individuals and families who would otherwise be denied access to justice – one of the fundamental rights that many of us take for granted. The NLSA exists to protect the poor and vulnerable in our community through effective civil advocacy and provides support to clients seeking an equitable solution to important issues. Neighborhood Legal Services offers free civil law services to low-income individuals and families who cannot afford a private lawyer. Depending on the specific civil law issues, they may offer direct representation, advice, assistance with self-representation, short or limited legal advice, or referral to a private lawyer (including free and reduced fees). They also provide community education on legal topics. Service requests can be made toll-free at 1-866-761-6572 or 412-255-6700 Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Blackburn Center (724) 836-1122PO Box 398Greensburg, PA 15601 Clients are responsible for legal costs if they are not cancelled by In Forma Paupiris petitions.

Clients of the Elder Law Project program can enroll in service at senior centers. The Neighborhood Legal Services Association offers volunteer opportunities in each of the counties it serves. These opportunities include general representation of clients and participation in several special projects. For complete information on opportunities and volunteering at NLS, see the NLS Pro Bono Opportunities Guide. Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services (724) 225-617010 W. Cherry Ave.Washington, PA 15301 Family Law: Protection from Abuse Lawsuits and Custody of Plaintiff Consumers / Bankruptcy SSI and SSDI Oldest Law Employment/Unemployment Landlord Tenant that represents only tenants Public Services. ONLINE ADMISSION: Available at nlsa.us/. Click on the “Get Legal Help” link. Clients of the Elder Law Project program can enroll in service at senior centers.

Clients of the Abuse Protection Program can register in Family Court. Please have all documents regarding the case ready. The Seniors Act and abuse protection programs have no income and asset limits. 125% of the poverty line plus limited wealth (with the exception of abuse protection programs and elder rights, where there are no income and wealth limits). Victims of domestic violence are represented free of charge, regardless of income. Telephone hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-15:00. A Pro Bono Centre affiliate provides representation or advice in the following areas: employment and unemployment compensation law, custody matters, landlord tenancy law (tenants only), collection and bankruptcy law, abuse protection, SSI and social security incapacity, public benefits and older legal issues. Interested attorneys should contact Barbara Kern for more information Barbara Kern, Esq., Managing Attorney Neighborhood Legal Services 928 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-586-6138 412-355-0168 (Fax) kernb@nlsa.us Brief overview followed by a 10-15 minute interview with a single lawyer. debt counselling clinic; Elder Law Program (ELP) with possible referrals for limited assets only through this program; Older and smarter; Medical collaboration with UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Experienced lawyers in bankruptcy, unemployment compensation, landlord-tenant issues, SSI and SSDI, custody and small estates. Neighborhood Legal Services 928 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3757 412-255-6700 866-761-6572 (toll-free) 412-355-0168 (fax) www.nlsa.us.