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Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Mission of Laurel Legal Services is to provide quality legal representation to low-income residents in our six-county service area and to be a recognized community partner as a resource for justice. We believe that no one should be left without the basic necessities of life: Shelter, Food, Safety, and Security. We believe that we have a duty to families who have nowhere to turn to for help. We believe that everyone should have equal access to justice - regardless of income level.
History of Organization
Founded in 1967, Laurel Legal Services was founded on the same premise that has shaped the nation - liberty and justice for all. Serving Westmoreland, Armstrong, Cambria, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson Counties, Laurel Legal Services has assisted thousands of residents in the local communities who have faced issues such as eviction, foreclosure, bankruptcy, abuse, loss of custody, loss of benefits, and other legal issues.
Laurel Legal Services is a part of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium. Included in the Consortium is Neighborhood Legal Services and Southwest PA Legal Aid Services
State-funded through the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network: https://palegalaid.net/ Federally-funded through the Legal Services Corporation: https://www.lsc.gov/
1-800-253-9558 - Toll Free for service
Indiana County Also Serving: Westmoreland County, Armstrong County, Cambria County, Clarion County, & Jefferson County
Protection From Abuse (no income guidelines)
Emergency child custody cases
Loss of income (denial or discontinuation of Social Security, Welfare, or Unemployment Compensation)
Others - as time permits
Eviction, Mortgage Foreclosure, HUD housing & Section 8
DPW, Welfare and related issues
Legal Advice, PFA, Eviction, Foreclosure, Section 8, Debt, Custody, Utility, Welfare
Toll Free Hours operated Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Fees/Cost for Services
None for service, clients must pay court fees and expenses
Household income below 125% of poverty level, adjusted for family size, or current recipient of SSI or welfare. Protection From Abuse cases accepted without regard to income.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
To schedule an appointment, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-253-9558
Please call to confirm availability
Languages Spoken or Available
All languages are available through Language line.