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Custody Conciliation Pro Bono Project

A Signature Project of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership
Provides limited representation of clients at family law custody conciliations. 

If you are an individual with a low income, you may be eligible for a pro bono (free) attorney from the Custody Conciliation Project. This project is open only to individuals and families who meet the low-income guidelines of the program. Please read the following information carefully. 

To determine your eligibility for this program, you must do the following:

  • 1. Complete an application form. This form can be obtained from the Custody Department desk, Suite 1030 on the 1st floor of the Family Court building.
  • 2. Place the form in the drop box in the Custody Department, Suite 1030 on the 1st floor of the Family Court building.  You must do this at least 10 days before the date of your conciliation or you will not be eligible for an attorney.

There is no guarantee that you will get an attorney.


If you are eligible for the program and if an attorney is available to represent you, you will receive a telephone call from the attorney assigned to your case.  You must leave a contact number at which a message can be left.  If you are not available when the attorney calls and a message is left, you must return the call within 24 hours.  If you do not follow these instructions, the attorney is not required to represent you.

The attorney will be entering a limited representation for the conciliation ONLY.  The attorney will not represent you in any other custody proceedings.

If it is determined that you are not eligible for the program, you will receive a letter stating the reason why you are not eligible.