Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) (Pittsburgh)

Established in 1966 as a non-profit, public interest law firm serving Allegheny (and later) Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania.
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Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: NLSA
Lists: LSC

NLSA is the major provider of free civil legal services to low-income, elderly, and abused individuals in our four-county service area. Over the past forty-five years, NLSA has provided civil legal services to over 1,000,000 low-income clients and victims of domestic violence who would otherwise have been denied access to the justice system.

Each year over 26,000—women, children and the elderly—ask for our help with dire legal problems such as protection from abuse, wrongful eviction, wage claims, child custody disputes, loss of food stamps and denial of public benefits.



Dick Thornburgh: Ensuring justice for all with legal aid

Dick Thornburgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 5, 2017
Legal aid services are a lifeline for many, and essential to our system of justice.

Blog Post

Funding civil legal aid: A bipartisan issue

Sharon Browne, Martha Minow
Hill, The
April 13, 2015
The funding crisis for civil legal aid puts America’s commitment to justice at stake. Funding for civil legal aid is a bipartisan issue.

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