Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services (Washington, PA) (SPLAS)

Been the primary provider of legal assistance and representation for the area’s low-income citizens since its formation in 1968. Served the residents of Washington, Greene, Fayette and Somerset counties for over forty years.
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Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: SPLAS

In 1997, SPLAS joined with Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) and Laurel Legal Services (LLS) to establish the Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium. Together, these neighboring programs serve 14 counties and a poverty population that is greater than the eligible populations of 16 states.

Today, SPLAS opens an average of 4,000 new cases each year dealing with a variety of civil legal matters, and operates with a staff of 27, including 14 attorneys.


News Story

Federal cuts would target civil legal aid for poor

Kate Giammarise
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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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