Pittsburgh, PA, November 22, 2022 – Meyer, Unkovic & Scott congratulates Joe Carroll on his appointment to the Administrative Board of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership.
Joe is a volunteer with the Landlord-Tenant Project, a Signature Project of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership. Volunteer attorneys represent individuals seeking to appeal a judgment of possession at arbitration and represent individuals who have been denied Section 8 or public housing.
The Landlord-Tenant Hotline is staffed by a rotating group of roughly 30 volunteer attorneys and eight paralegals. With the end of Emergency Rental Assistance funding, there has been an increase in calls: previously the hotline would get 10 or 15 calls a week, and now is receiving over 50 calls each week. The Pittsburgh Foundation found that in 95% of landlord–tenant cases, neither side has legal representation.
Joe is a guest lecturer at Penn State Law School and has presented for groups such as the Association of Corporate Counsel. He has written articles on a wide variety of topics including effective arbitration agreements, attorney-client privilege, and service and support animals.
He received his J.D. summa cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, his B.A. from Saint Vincent College, and resides in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
About The Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership
The Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership is a collaboration of legal departments, law firms, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, and Neighborhood Legal Services Association. Our purpose is to increase attorney and paralegal pro bono legal services to the greater Pittsburgh community. We especially encourage new and more creative efforts to provide legal services to persons of limited means and to those organizations, including charities, which work on their behalf.