Services & Resources

Finding a Lawyer in Erie County, PA

Everything you need to know about finding a lawyer and legal issues in Erie County can be found below. 
It's easier than ever to find a lawyer through a Google search – but harder than ever to find the right lawyer. 
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Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS)

There isn't a better place to call when
you need legal advice, guidance, or to
hire an attorney than the Erie County
Bar Association (PA) Lawyer Referral &
Information Service.

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Northwestern Legal Services

NWLS is a non-profit law firm offering resources in a variety of civil legal matters to low-income residents, including public benefits, family law, housing, healthcare, education, and employment.

Renaissance Centre,
1001 State St., Suite 700, 
Erie, PA, 16501
814-452-6949
info@nwls.org

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Public Defender's Office 

The Erie County Public Defender's Office is responsible for providing legal representation for individuals who financially qualify and are in jeopardy of losing their liberty.

509 Sassafras Street, 
Erie, PA 16507
Monday-Friday, 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
814-451-6322
publicdefender@eriecountypa.gov 

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E-Law

E-Law is a free service of the Erie County Bar Association designed to make basic legal information available to you with ease. You can gain access to E-Law either by reading the information found below or by contacting us to request a copy of the transcripts.

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Legal Fees

It is important during the first visit with a lawyer that you discuss fees for any future services. Although an exact amount often cannot be determined in advance, the attorney can explain how the fee will be calculated.

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