Throughout the year, Neighborhood Legal Services hosts a variety of meetings and community events. Check back often to stay up-to-date.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024  | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Expanding Legal Literacy: An NLS Overview

Are you interested in learning more about the services we provide? Join us downtown at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh located at 612 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, from 12:00 noon to 1 pm for a presentation on the ways NLS represents low-income clients including veterans and survivors of domestic violence free of charge through the expert help of staff and volunteer attorneys.


Friday, April 19, 2024  | 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

CLEAN SLATE 3.0: Overcoming a Criminal Past to Make Way for a Brighter Future (In Person)

This continuing legal education program will explain eligibility criteria for clearing Pennsylvania criminal records through expungement, limited access (sealing), and pardons.  Focusing on expungement and limited access, particularly in light of the amendments to the Clean Slate Act that went into effect on February 12, 2024 (“Clean Slate 3.0”), the presenters will discuss expanded availability of automatic and petition-based record-sealing for offenses not previously eligible, including some felonies. Additionally, the program will address practical and procedural issues relating to expungement and limited access, including how to prepare and file petitions pro bono through Neighborhood Legal Services and the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership.

Lunch will be provided by Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP.

Join us in person on Friday, April 19, 2024 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm for this 2 credit record clearing CLE seminar at the Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP office located at Six PPG Place, Suite 1300. If you are interested in attending, click here to register for the April 19th CLE.

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Friday, April 26, 2024  | 9 AM to 1:30 PM
(Registration will begin at 8:30 AM)

Protection from Abuse CLE (In Person)

In an average year, over 4,000 protection from abuse petitions are filed in Allegheny County.  Volunteer attorneys are critical to ensuring that every victim of domestic violence has someone by their side on the final hearing date.

Neighborhood Legal Services will train volunteers at a CLE hosted by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney at 501 Grant Street, Union Trust Building, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on Friday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The program is FREE for attorneys who agree to take pro bono PFA cases through Neighborhood Legal Services in the next year. Three substantive credits and one ethics credit will be offered.  In addition to this comprehensive CLE training, NLS offers support to volunteer PFA attorneys, including:

  • On-going support from experienced NLS attorneys
  • Flexible scheduling—pick a regular date or schedule as available
  • On-site assistance from NLS on the final hearing date
  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Malpractice coverage
  • All the forms and instructions you'll need

To learn more about handling PFA cases and to volunteer, please contact Mary Ann Troper-Malley at [email protected] or 412-586-6134.

If you are interested in attending, please register here

Continental Breakfast will be provided.

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