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Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh

Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh ("CLA") operates free legal clinics at local churches where volunteers provide legal counsel, guidance, and prayer regarding civil and family legal matters to those whose income is at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines. See here for more information about CLA's vision and mission.

Clinics are staffed by volunteer attorneys who are available to provide free legal advice, guidance, and prayer regarding civil and family matters.

Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
412-622-0232

Allegheny Center Alliance Church (Mondays)
250 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Church of the Ascension (First and Third Thursdays)
4729 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Online Volunteer Form

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Allegheny
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Housing
  • Populations Served: General Public
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Informal training for new volunteers, with a possibility of school credit for Duquesne and Pitt students participating in the CLA externship.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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