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Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh

A Member Organization of the Pro Bono Center
Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh (“CLA”) operates free legal clinics at local churches where volunteers provide legal counsel, guidance, and prayer regarding civil legal matters to those whose income is at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines.

For the Public:

Public Contact: 

Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
412-622-0232

 

Allegheny Center Alliance Church (Mondays)
250 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Church of the Ascension (First and Third Thursdays)
4729 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

   
Walk-in hours:  Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Allegheny Center Alliance Church;
First and Third Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Church of the Ascension.
   
Client eligibility: Christian Legal Aid offers legal advice in Civil and Family matters for low-income persons. Individuals must have income that is at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines before taxes.
 
Practice Areas:    Child Custody
  Consumer
  Divorce
  Elderly
  General Legal Services
  Housing
  Public Benefits                 
Type of service: 

Volunteers provide legal counsel, guidance, and prayer regarding civil legal matters to those whose income is at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Current needs:

All: May serve as little or as often as desired. Must be willing to sign Statement of Faith and pray with clients. Must be willing to assist clients with a loving, Christ-like attitude.
Attorneys only: Must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania but no specific experience in any area of the law is required.           

Training:  

Informal training for new volunteers, with a possibility of school credit for Duquesne and Pitt students participating in the CLA externship.   

How to volunteer: Contact CLA via clapittsburgh@yahoo.com or 412-622-0232
Contact:

Lauren Darbouze, Esq., Executive Director
412-622-0232
clapittsburgh@yahoo.com
www.clapittsburgh.org