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Where to Find Help

UPDATED August 4, 2017

Legal Assistance

Pennsylvania

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

 

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Warren

Northwestern Legal Services (Warren Office)
First Niagara Building
315 Second Avenue, Suite 401
Warren, PA 16365
Phone: New Clients Call: (814) 452-6957 or (800) 665-6957
Phone: (814) 726-2530 or (800) 753-5707
Fax: (814) 726-7169
Web: http://www.nwls.org/
Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS) provides free legal representation to low-income people with civil legal problems. Cases NWLS handles are: education and employment, health law issues, family law (domestic violence/protection from abuse, divorce separation, and more), housing law, public benefits, social security and SSI, unemployment compensation, and consumer law. The Warren office serves Cameron, Elk, Forest, and Warren Counties.

Washington

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. (Washington Office)
10 West Cherry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
Phone: (724) 225-6170
Fax: (724) 250-1078
Web: http://www.splas.org/
Email: legalservices@splas.org
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. (SPLAS) provides legal services to low-income people with civil legal problems, especially those with an emergency nature. SPLAS’ services include legal representation, community outreach and education. SPLAS’ assists clients to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical, and other public resources. The Washington office serves Washington County.

Wayne

North Penn Legal Services - Honesdale Office
Wayne County Courthouse
925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Hotline: For intake, call: 1-877-953-4250 (or apply for services via online application)
Phone: (877) 515-7465
Fax: (570) 754-8510
Web: http://www.northpennlegal.org/
North Penn Legal Services is a nonprofit organization providing civil legal aid to low-income residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We provide legal assistance so that people can know their rights and free legal representation in non-criminal matters such as eviction from housing, discrimination, family law (including for domestic violence victims), and consumer protection issues. This office serves: Wayne County.

Westmoreland

Laurel Legal Services, Inc. (Greensburg Office)
306 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: (724) 836-2211
Phone: (800) 253-9558
Fax: (724) 836-3680
Web: http://www.laurellegalservices.org/
Laurel Legal Services, Inc. provides free or low cost legal services to low-income and elderly individuals. Laurel provides free legal representation to most domestic violence victims, regardless of income. Laurel Legal Services caseload covers housing (securing and preserving safe, decent, affordable housing for low-income people); family issues (domestic violence, child safety, health and independence of low-income children, families, and individuals); economic stability (SSI/SSD unemployment, public benefits, and educational benefits). The Greensburg office serves Westmoreland County.

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