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Welcome to the Volunteer Lawyers Project

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (VLP), provides free civil legal services to low income households in Western New York.  VLP helps people overcome legal matters so they can return to their focus to supporting their families and keeping them safe.

How We Can Help You and You Can Help Us

See What Are Clients Have to Say About VLP

  • “I will refer you to everyone I know!  Once again, thank you, thank you very much”

    Divorce Client
  • handshake“[Volunteer attorney] is a great lawyer and very dedicated to his clients. He makes sure his clients come out on top. Don’t know what I would have done without him, and I’m thankful that I didn’t have to find out. Thank you.”

     

    Divorce Client
  • light-sign-typography-lighting“[Volunteer attorney]  was a wonderful attorney. She stood up in the courtroom and fought as if she were me! We were in the right and the other party withdrew their petition.”

     

    Child Support Client
  • thank-you-391055_1920“I can’t thank [volunteer attorney] and VLP enough, it’s humbling to reach out for help and [volunteer attorney] through a voluntary basis, treated me like his most important client, he’s the master of his craft and an even better person.”

     

    Estate Client
  • thanks-1804597_1920“…both times represented by [staff attorney] she went above and beyond to explain everything fully…and explored all options. Love her!”

     

    Positive Legal Services Client
  • thank-you-1428147_1280“After the loss of my mom who I adored and the subsequent anxiety of losing my home, when I met [volunteer attorney], was the first time  I could breathe again.”

     

    Estate Client
  • family“Brought me closure.”

     

     

    Divorce Client
  • newstart“It allows me to continue going to school, continue working and have a better life here.”

     

    Immigration Client
  • hand-226358_1280“It got me out of those courtrooms so I could live again.”

     

    Family Law Client
  • thanks-418358_12802“I wouldn’t have been able to win my case without this representation and would have had to pay back UI benefits.”

     

    Unemployment Insurance Benefits Client
  • friends-1262152_1920 “I’m so glad we found you because without you I wouldn’t be here with my mom and family.”

     

    Immigration Client
  • debt-1157824_12802Gave a voluntary basis, treated me fairly and gave me an opportunity for a new start.

     

     

    Bankruptcy Client

What's New With VLP

VLP Awarded at Law Day Luncheon

VLP Awarded at Law Day Luncheon

VLP was honored to attend the Bar Association of Erie County's Law Day Luncheon where our pro bono manager, Gayle Towne
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Summer Internship Available

Summer Internship Available

For more details on our Summer Associate Program, download our VLP Summer Associate Brochure.
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VLP Now Hiring in Batavia

VLP Now Hiring in Batavia

VLP is now hiring for our Immigration Program at our Buffalo and Batavia, NY Offices. VLP is an equal opportunity employer.
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NYSBA Highlights Champions of Justice BASH

NYSBA Highlights Champions of Justice BASH

NYSBA Newsletter - BASH
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VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT HAS MOVED!

VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT HAS MOVED!

VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT HAS MOVED!
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10th Annual Champions for Justice Bash

We hope you were there to celebrate with us at the 10th Annual Champions for Justice Bash on November 17th, 2017.  Watch
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Micro-Entrepreneurship Program

VLP’s Micro-Entrepreneurship Program (MEP) provides free transactional legal services to low income entrepreneurs starting small businesses, with a special focus
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Hiring – Immigration Staff Attorneys

IMMIGRATION STAFF ATTORNEYS We are seeking to fill several full-time positions based in the Batavia, NY office of the Immigration Program
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VLP Congratulates Paula and Lauren

The Staff at VLP would like to congratulate Lauren Dietterich and Paula Cooley on their promotions! Lauren is our new Office Manager/HR
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