Why do we need legal services?

St. Louis has one of the nations largest per capita  populations  of  immigrants,  refugees, children,   and   families   living   below   the poverty  line.  These  individuals  are  more likely to experience legal issues, sometimes through   no   fault   of   their   own.   They frequently lack the resources needed to obtain competent legal counsel and just outcomes.

They frequently  lack  the  resources  needed  to obtain  competent  legal  counsel  and  just outcomes.   These   facts   have   created   a noticeable  increase  in  the  need  for  pro bono  or  low  cost  legal  services  over  the past decade in our metropolitan area.

NCLS handles the following types of cases:

  • Consumer Fraud
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Debt collection actions
  • Racial and religious discrimination
  • Payday Loans
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Minor Criminal Cases
  • Expungements
  • Driver’s license revocation

Do you need legal services? NCLS does a careful screening process before we decide to take a case.

Click here to read our New Client Intake Policies and see if you are qualified.

About the Director

Al W. Johnson is the Director of NCLS. Al has been a practicing attorney for over 35 years and had his own law practice for 20 years. He has broad experience as a litigator with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation. Al has handled everything from small claims consumer fraud cases to multi-million dollar complex commercial litigation.
He has also handled personal injury cases, criminal prosecution and defense, civil rights violations involving both religious discrimination and police misconduct, and a variety of other matters. As a veteran of over 70 jury trials he reevaluated his life and career and decided what provided him with the greatest professional satisfaction was helping those who struggle to afford experienced legal
counsel.

NCLS Advisory Board

Photo of the Board at the Fall 2017 Open House

Photo of the Board at the Fall 2017 Open House

Hal Bush – Professor, St. Louis University
Chairman of the Board
Ted Boldin – Associate Pastor
Metro Christian Worship Center
Kurt Eisleben – Retired, First Bank
Melissa Elliot – Co-Owner, J-KEM, Inc.
Priscilla Gunn – Attorney at Law
Eddie Jones – Program Manager Litzsinger Road Ecology Center
Brandi Miller – Attorney at Law
Leonard Scruggs – Retired, Boeing Aircraft
Kathy Woodard – Retired, Covenant Seminary