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ACBA Modest Means

A Reduced Fee Program of the ACBA
The Modest Means program was created to provide representation to those individuals who are having difficulty affording traditional legal services, but for one reason or another, do not qualify for various pro bono service providers. Through the program, a client, once screened, for a fee of $30.00 will be referred to one attorney who has agreed to provide a particular service at a reduced fee.


ACBA Lawyer Referral Service
400 Koppers Building - 436 Seventh Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219


The fees (charged at a fixed rate for eligible individuals) must be paid up front prior to the attorney performing any work.  There is a $30 referral fee. 

Client eligibility:

To qualify for the Modest Means panel an individual must fall within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines before taxes.  You must call the ACBA Lawyer Referral Service(number listed above) and be screened for income before being referred to any attorney. 

Services(contact the ACBA for current rates):

Custody Conciliation
Support Conference/Hearing
PFA Hearing
Simple Will
Living Will
Power of Attorney
DUI (ARD Eligible)/DUI (Non-ARD Phoenix)
Retail Theft (Phoenix)
Simple Possession (Phoenix)