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Neighborhood Legal Services Association

A Member Organization of the Pro Bono Center
Provides representation or advice in the following areas: employment and unemployment compensation law, custody issues, landlord tenant law (tenants only), debt collection and bankruptcy law, protection from abuse, SSI and social security disability, public benefits, and elder law issues.

Public Contact: 

Neighborhood Legal Services Association
928 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3757
412-255-6700
866-761-6572 (toll-free)
412-355-0168 (fax)
www.nlsa.us

Hours:

Telephone Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.,
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Client Eligibility:

125% of poverty level plus limited assets (except for Protection from Abuse and Elder Law programs, in which there are no income and asset limits.)

Practice Areas:

Family Law:  Protection from Abuse Plaintiff actions and custody
Consumer/Bankruptcy
SSI and SSDI
Elder law
Employment/Unemployment
Landlord Tenant, representing Tenants only
Public Benefits

Type of service:

Provides representation or advice in the following areas:  employment and unemployment compensation law, custody, landlord tenant law, debt collection and bankruptcy law, protection from abuse plaintiff actions, SSI and social security disability, public benefits

Special Programs:

Debt Advice Clinic; Elder Law Program (ELP) with possible referrals for limited asset estates only through this program; Older & Wiser; Medical Collaborative with UPMC McKeesport Hospital. 

Current needs:

Experienced attorneys in bankruptcy, unemployment compensation, landlord tenant issues, SSI and SSDI, custody, and small estates

Time required:  

Dependent on type of case

Training:    

CLEs, mentoring, shadowing

How to volunteer:

Interested attorneys should contact Barbara Kern for more information
Barbara Kern, Esq., Managing Attorney
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
928 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-586-6138
412-355-0168 (fax)
kernb@nlsa.us