Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s associate attorneys led the development and launch of the Landlord Tenant Project, a program operated in conjunction with Neighborhood Legal Services and the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. The Project provides free representation to individuals who have been denied Section 8 or public housing. In addition, the Project represents those who need assistance to appeal a judgment of possession at an arbitration hearing. The volunteer attorneys also staff the Landlord Tenant Pro Se Assistance Project, which provides advice to low-income tenants.
The Allegheny County Bar Foundation established the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership in 2005 with the goal of increasing pro bono legal services provided to low-income individuals. The Partnership collaborates with local law firms, legal departments and nonprofit organizations to connect people who are looking for legal advice to attorneys and to provide resources to lawyers who volunteer their time.
In 2014, the Allegheny County Bar Association honored the firm with its Organization Pro Bono Achievement award.
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott believes all people can make a difference in the community as each person has something to contribute. We encourage our attorneys and staff to donate their time in the communities in which they live. Members of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott serve as volunteers, fundraisers, board members, and on local governing boards. There is a strong commitment to youth sports and educational projects, civic and cultural organizations, religious organizations, as well as participants in social service and community projects.
We believe our efforts should focus on improving and enriching the lives of people in our communities. Our firm and attorneys support nonprofit organizations that address vital community needs and issues. Often times these organizations focus on community development, education, arts, environment, youth, seniors and human services.
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott is a member of the “Cultural Trust Legal Society,” a group of the Pittsburgh region’s most prominent law firms who have collaborated on a visionary program to support the mission of the Cultural Trust.