The Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) honored Meyer, Unkovic & Scott with the 2014 Organization Pro Bono Achievement award last week at the annual Fellows Grand Reception & Dinner.
The firm’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. Antoinette Oliver, associate at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott and the firm’s representative to the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership, is the Manager of the Project.
“We are extremely proud of the attorneys in our firm for their work on the Landlord-Tenant Project,” said Patricia Dodge, managing partner of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott. “Our firm is committed to giving back to the community and we greatly appreciate the ACBA for recognizing us for our pro bono efforts.”
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.