Doreen Mitchell

Expungement Coordinator

Professional Experience

  • Doreen L. Mitchell is currently the Expungement Coordinator for NLS. Doreen works hand and hand with the attorneys in the Employment Section of NLS to ensure clients get the best service NLS has to offer.
  • Doreen facilitates in person and online Expungement Outreach in Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Allegheny Counties.
  • She assesses clients for eligibility for NLS and Duquesne University Expungement program.
  • Doreen works with Harvard Law School on a special Expungement Study and is one of their top recruiters in the county.

Doreen served as the Receptionist, Legal Secretary, Bookkeeper and Notary in the now closed McKeesport NLS Office.  Prior to moving to the Pittsburgh Office, she received her certification as a Paralegal and earned a two-year degree w/honors in Legal Studies.

Once in the Pittsburgh Office she moved into the PFA Coordinator position, performing every aspect of PFA work, including working daily at the PFA office.  After she left this position for the Intake Unit this job was divided up to multiple personnel doing what she once did.  Doreen has trained numerous clerical and intake persons and mentored multiple high school students placed at NLS for work experience. Doreen serves on the Hiring Committee, the Labor /Management Committee and worked on the committee that formed our now Centralized Intake Unit and is still willing to help anywhere she can.  Additionally, Doreen is a Co-President of (ICLAW) the Iron City Legal Assistance Workers which is our local union of Legal Workers affiliated with  NOLSW and the UAW.


2019 –Congress of Christian Education Award

Excellence in Planning and Leadership

2017 - Woman of the Year

Excellence in Leadership


Doreen earned her Paralegal Certification and her Associates Degree in Legal Studies at Community College of Allegheny County.

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