“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and the needy.” Proverbs 31:9
New Covenant Legal Services (NCLS) provides legal services to needy individuals and groups. This includes the urban poor, refugees and immigrants. Our mission is to demonstrate that Jesus Christ’s love and justice are sovereign in the world. This mission will be accomplished through a Christ-centered approach to solving legal problems, and achieving social justice in partnership with churches in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
The Need For NCLS
St. Louis has one of the largest per capita populations of urban poor, refugees and immigrants in the country. The urban poor are more likely to be targets of consumer fraud, landlord/tenant abuse and other forms of legal oppression than middle class suburbanites. These facts, combined with the deteriorating economy, have over the last five years, created a noticeable increase in the need for pro bono or low cost legal services in metropolitan St. Louis.
Types of Cases Handled
- Consumer Fraud
- Landlord/Tenant Issues
- Racial and Religious discrimination in
- Housing and Employment
- Social Security and Government Benefits
- Sexual Exploitation
- Domestic/Child Custody
- Minor Criminal Cases