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Pro Se Assistance Program (Family Division)

A Member Organization of the Pro Bono Center
Assists eligible unrepresented litigants in the preparation of motions and petitions to be presented to a Family Court judge. 


Pro Se Coordinator
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Family Law Center, 440 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Any individual who meets the financial eligibility guidelines, is not represented by an attorney, and wishes to present a motion or petition to the Court, may consult with one of the volunteers  on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Individuals can sign-up on Tuesday or Thursday at the Information Desk on the 1st Floor, Family Law Facility, when the doors open at 8:00 a.m.  Persons seeking assistance will generally be seen in the order in which they sign up.  The number of people who can be seen each day is limited.  Individuals seeking assistance must have:

  • Proof of income (pay stub, bank statement, access card, unemployment/workers compensation/social security information, tax return, W2, or any other income documentation available.
  • All pertinent court documents/court orders regarding their case
  • The address of the other party. 

The number of people who can be seen each day is limited to 20.
All individuals are required to provide information, and bring with them, all documentation regarding involvement, if any, with Allegheny County's Office of Children, Youth and Families ("CYF").