Service Area

Northwestern Legal Services serves Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren County residents at or below the federal poverty line — or nearly 100,000 out of the more than 650,000 people (over 15 percent) living in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Most attorneys charge at least $100 an hour for their expertise, a figure many of our local citizens cannot simply afford. As a nonprofit law firm, NWLS helps relieve the financial burden of obtaining legal services.

Statistics

6,766
People Served
Last year, NWLS handled 3,501 cases for 6,766 residents.
$1,213,944
2018-19 Earnings
NWLS attorneys and legal aides obtained over one million dollars for their clients.
$79,458
Public Benefits
Our staff averaged nearly $80,000 a month in awards for our clients between UC benefits, SSI, and public benefits.
33,000
Hours Logged
Time is money and we've saved our clients millions in attorney fees with over 33,000 worked on their behalf.

Announcements

News Concerning COVID-19

April 15th, 2020, 10:37 AM
NWLS provides law related information surrounding COVID-19
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50 Years of Service

February 28th, 2020, 11:14 AM
NWLS celebrated 50 years of service in 2019!
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Consider Donating to NWLS

February 28th, 2020, 11:09 AM
Learn more about our recent accomplishments.
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