Northwestern Legal Services

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    See Full Description for Contacts in Each County Served
  • Location:
    1001 State Street
    Suite 700
    Erie, PA 16501
  • Phone: 814-452-6949
  • Fax: 814-452-3734
  • Website: http://www.nwls.org

Pro Bono CLE Pilot Project LogoNorthwestern Legal Services (NWLS) is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Service is provided to eligible clients throughout ten counties in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Pro Bono Contacts for Volunteer Attorneys:

  • Cameron County: Judith E. Wilson, Esquire, NWLS, 814-452-6949 Ext 112, jwilson@nwls.org
  • Crawford County: Ashley DuBose-Walker, Crawford County Courthouse, 333-7300 Ext. 5730,
  • Elk County: Judith E. Wilson, Esquire, NWLS, 814-452-6949 Ext 112, jwilson@nwls.org
  • Erie County: David Baxter, Esq., LAVA Program, (814) 452-6949 Ext. 104, dbaxter@nwls.org
  • Forest County: Martha Leathers, Warren County Courthouse, (814) 728-3440, mleathers@warren-county.net
  • McKean County: Judith E. Wilson, Esquire, NWLS, 814-452-6949 Ext 112, jwilson@nwls.org
  • Mercer County: Judith E. Wilson, Esquire, NWLS, 814-452-6949 Ext 112, jwilson@nwls.org
  • Potter County: Judith E. Wilson, Esquire, NWLS, 814-452-6949 Ext 112, jwilson@nwls.org
  • Venango County: Jamie L. Kirkwood, Venango County Courthouse,  814-432-9608
  • Warren County: Martha Leathers, Warren County Courthouse, (814) 728-3440, mleathers@warren-county.net

 

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Family, Torts, Wills & Estates
  • Populations Served: Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, Low Income, State Residents
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • CLE pro bono comments: Beginning in 2019, attorneys may receive one (1) CLE credit hour for every five (5) hours of pro bono service completed through Accredited Pro Bono CLE Providers. A maximum of three hours may be applied per compliance period.
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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