If you are in need of legal aid, click here and fill out the PBA Pro Bono Program Legal Assistance Request Form you find there. You should also check out palawhelp.org. The search engine on the website is excellent. Enter the county where you are having the problem and list the area of law to locate resources to pursue.
If you are a pro bono volunteer, the entry below will outline how pro bono is done in this county and detail any organized pro bono program for you to work with here. You can also go to the main PBA pro bono site for lawyers, and check out and sign up on paprobono.net. Check out the https://www.paprobono.net/program-directory/ The Pro Bono Program Directory is a searchable database of organizations that are seeking the assistance of volunteer pro bono advocates. You can find an opportunity that meets your volunteer goal by using the guide's filters to find an opportunity in your locality and legal area of preference.
Information is currently being updated.
Check out the work on pardons here at www.PardonMePA.org
Washington County is part of the four-county region covered by Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid.
Check out the SPLA overview and statistics in the county for 2019.
Kostolansky Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Feb. 21, 2020
Thomas Kostolansky was presented with a PBA Pro Bono Award Feb. 21, 2020, at the Washington County Bar Association (WCBA) annual meeting in Canonsburg. Kostolansky was recognized for his participation in the WCBA's pro bono and low-bono programs, including the Modest Means Program and the Legal Aid Private Attorney Involvement Conflict Program.
Pictured below from left: Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Executive Director Brian Gorman, Kostolansky and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David K. Trevaskis.
Attwood of Washington County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 19, 2018
Belinda Dunmire Attwood received the 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award Jan. 19 at the Washington County Bar Association’s Winter Bench-Bar. Attwood was instrumental in creating the county's Name Change Project providing free legal name change services to low-income transgender residents.
From left: PBA Director of Western Pennsylvania Services Bridget M. Gillespie and Attwood.