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ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project l Provides Free Legal Assistance in WNY
438 Main Street l 7th Floor l Buffalo, NY
(716) 847-0662

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Welcome to the ECBA
Volunteer Lawyers Project

Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and small not-for-profits in the greater Western New York region..

GET HELP NOW

Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) provides a number of services to our community

SERVICES

The staff and volunteers at VLP provide free civil legal services for low income people.

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LEGAL CLINICS

VLP offers a number of legal advice and counsel clinics in the Western New York Area.

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VOLUNTEER

VLP offers a wide variety of pro bono opportunities for Western New York attorneys.

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DONATE

Donate now to help VLP provide legal services to low income people.

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VLP Latest News

VLP Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

Thank you WKWB for the great story on VLP’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.  VLP’s LITC provides representation to taxpayers with federal tax disputes.  If you need help and think you qualify, call us at 716-847-0662.

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Now Hiring: Staff Attorney and Paralegal

Volunteer Lawyers Project is Now Hiring: ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project is growing!  We are currently seeking an Attorney to join our Pro Bono Team and a Paralegal in our Buffalo Office. The Pro Bono Staff Attorney coordinates and facilitates pro bono work by local attorneys and law firms. This includes several limited scope outreach programs, full representation cases, developing and presenting recruitment trainings, and coordinating special projects. The pro bono culture is strong within our[…]

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Now Hiring – Immigration Attorneys

Volunteer Lawyers Project is Now Hiring: We are seeking to fill full-time positions based in the Western New York State for the Immigration Program of the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). We are looking for three (3) Staff Attorneys for our Batavia, NY office to join our ten (10) attorneys handling work under the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, and some[…]

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Our Mission

VLP’s dual mission is to provide quality, free civil legal services for low income people and smaller not-for-profit groups; and to effectively involve volunteers in the delivery of those services.

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Child Support
Client

“VLP provided me with 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.”

Positive Legal Services Client

“…I was represented by a VLP lawyer and she went above and beyond to explain everything fully…and explored all options. Love her!”

Immigration Client

“Getting help from VLP allowed me to continue to go to school, continue to work, and have a better life here.”

Family Law Client

“Going to Volunteer Lawyer Project for help got me out of those courtrooms so I could live again.”

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