New Covenant Legal Services
New Covenant Legal Services (NCLS) provides legal services to individuals on fixed and limited incomes who cannot afford private legal counsel. Our mission is to demonstrate that Jesus Christ’s love and justice are sovereign in the world. This mission is accomplished through a holistic approach to solving legal problems and achieving justice in partnership with churches and individuals in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
What We Do
NCLS provides professional, affordable legal services to those in need in St. Louis City and County. Since it’s formation in 2015, NCLS has seen a growing need for pro-bono or “low-bono” legal services in the following areas:
Types of Cases Handled
- Consumer Fraud
- Debt Collection Actions
- Ex-Offender Rights/ Services
- Landlord/ Tenant Issues
- Lemon Cars
- Payday Loans
- Racial Discrimination
The U.S. is one of the most underserved countries in the world for access to legal services. For instance:
- The U.S. ranks 97th in the world for providing affordable access to justice;.
- 1 in 3 people cannot afford an attorney.
In St. Louis alone, we estimate that approximately 350 people per week go to Court on civil cases without legal counsel.
Become a Volunteer. Get Involved.
New Covenant Legal Services relies heavily on volunteers including attorneys, paralegals, and others who are willing to work with our clients through legal issues. The St. Louis Christian legal community is blessed with an extraordinary number of talented and experienced law professionals. Part of our mission in ministry is to engage and coordinate these legal resources. Call the office at 314-726-6489 to be added to the volunteer list.
Summer 2021 Newsletter
Download a PDF of this newsletter here or continue to read below. Let The Trials Begin! The easing of the COVID restrictions have finally allowed NCLS to return to the courthouse again with our clients. Virtual courthouse appearances and hearings have been necessary...
2019 Annual Donation Report
2019 Summary New Covenant Legal Services has thrived this year. We have 40 cases that are currently open, 25 of which are carried over from previous years. We closed 42 cases during the 2019...
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