Northwestern Legal Services

About Northwestern Legal Services

Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS) is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. We provide service to eligible clients throughout ten counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. Client eligibility is based on the type of case involved and financial and asset Eligibility Guidelines established by the federal and state governments . We provide service in a wide range of matters including public benefits, family law, housing, health care, education, and employment.

Northwestern Legal Services assists low income individuals and families by guiding them through the legal system using advocacy and education to obtain justice with the goal of improving their quality of life and strengthening our community.

Counties Served:

Case Types:
Adoption, Bankruptcy, Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Wills and Estates, Emancipation, Unemployment Compensation

Case Restrictions:
Adoption (if natural parents consent), bankruptcies (noassets), non-emergency custody and visitation, defense of ejectment, landlord/tenant(private disputes), defense of motor vehicle license suspensions.

Legal Services Provided
Employment Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Websites & Blogs
Northwestern Legal Services Website
Contact & Map
1001 State St, Ste 1200
Erie, PA 16501
Fax: 814-452-3734