Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Allegheny
Provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics.

While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.
928 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: Income based: Gross income for most services must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. There are exceptions depending upon grants we receive at any given time e.g. for those who are facing Mortgage foreclosure or eviction. Some services are available regardless of income e.g. those seeking Protection from Abuse and elderly clients in Allegheny County.
Hours: Online applications are available 24/7.

Walk-ins are accepted Monday through Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Telephone Intake Hours Monday through Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm (Messages may be left between 12:00pm and 1:00pm)
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (412) 255-6700 Main
  • (866) 761-6572 Main
  • (412) 355-0168 Fax
  • (412) 255-6700 Main
  • (866) 761-6572 Hotline
  • (412) 355-0168 Fax
Intake Procedure: Applications on-line at at any time are preferred by using the Get Legal Help link.

Calls or walk-ins are also accepted.

Fee Amounts: Free or reduced fee for qualified applicants. No fees for our attorney services but those getting reduced fee referrals to private attorneys will have to pay the fees.
Languages Spoken: Language Line services available. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired.
Wait List: Wait listing is possible depending upon available program resources
Service Contact: Pamela Dalton-Arlotti, Director of Program Performance and Compliance, 412-586-6104,
  • Comprehensive Family Law Services
  • Consumer Law
  • Crime Victim/Witness Related No Contact Orders
  • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
  • General Legal Aid
  • Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Tenant Rights Information/Counseling
  • Veteran Benefits Assistance
  • Welfare Rights Assistance
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Neighborhood Legal Services Association
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