Elderkin attorney Craig Markham as been elected to serve as the President of the Board of Directors of Northwestern Legal Services ("NWLS"), a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing free legal representation to low-income people with civil legal problems.
NWLS provides service to eligible clients throughout ten counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. Client eligibility is based on the type of case involved and financial and asset eligibility guidelines established by the federal and state government. NWLS provides service in a wide range of matters including public benefits, family law, housing, health care, education, and employment.
In addition to direct representation, NWLS operates private attorney involvement programs, a telephone advice program, conducts self-help and pro se clinics, and provides community education.
More information about NWLS can be found at its website: www.nwls.org