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.