Established in 1966 as a non-profit, public interest law firm serving Allegheny (and later) Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania.
Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: NLSA
NLSA offers free civil legal services for individuals and families who would otherwise be denied access to justice — one of the very basic rights that so many of us take for granted. NLSA exists to protect the poor and vulnerable individuals in our community through effective civil legal representation and provides assistance to those clients seeking a fair resolution to significant problems.
NLSA’s clients include hard-working low-wage earners, victims of domestic violence, the disabled, abused seniors, and the homeless, as well as countless others –people without the resources to afford legal assistance even when their need is desperate. Assistance may include direct legal representation, legal advice and counsel, referrals, community legal education, self-help clinics, or special projects.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Kate Giammarise
December 6, 2018
A group of tenants in a Penn Hills apartment complex that has fallen into disastrous disrepair are asking a judge to appoint a receiver who would take over the property while arguments over ownership drag on.
News Story An-Li Herring
September 23, 2019
Expungement erases past arrests and charges, and removes old or low-level convictions from public view. But no empirical data show how much of an impact it has on job or housing prospects, or on the chances of future arrests.
Op-Ed Martha Bergmark
February 28, 2018
If he wants to change the story, and at the same time provide real support for survivors of domestic violence, the president has an opportunity at his fingertips: Defend, don’t defund, the Legal Services Corporation.
Armed with high-tech assistance, legal aid attorneys aim to assist more people filing for bankruptcyKate Giammarise
January 22, 2018
Attorneys at Pittsburgh's Neighborhood Legal Services Association, with the assistance of volunteer attorneys, have started using Upsolve, a software program that automates much of the work that used to require the time and effort of a human attorney.
News Story Kate Giammarise
February 27, 2017
Funds for low-income people seeking legal help in civil cases — such as those involving domestic violence protection from abuse orders, child custody issues, evictions, mortgage foreclosures — could potentially become scarcer.
News Story Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 28, 2015
Article about the partnership in Pittsburgh between legal aid and a private law firm to help with unlawful evictions.
Blog Post Sharon Browne, Martha Minow
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.
Op-Ed Dick Thornburgh
March 5, 2017
Legal aid services are a lifeline for many, and essential to our system of justice.
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