Established in 1966 fighting for equal access to justice for all residents of our region.
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 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.
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.
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