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. In 2017 the Landlord Tenant Project received national recognition as Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, along with partners Arconic, Inc. and Alcoa Corporation, received the 2017 Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO) Partner Award.