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.
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See What our Clients Have to Say About VLP
“[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.”
“[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.”
“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.”
“…both times represented by [staff attorney] she went above and beyond to explain everything fully…and explored all options. Love her!”
“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.”
“Brought me closure.”
“It allows me to continue going to school, continue working and have a better life here.”
“It got me out of those courtrooms so I could live again.”
“I wouldn’t have been able to win my case without this representation and would have had to pay back UI benefits.”
“I’m so glad we found you because without you I wouldn’t be here with my mom and family.”
“Gave a voluntary basis, treated me fairly and gave me an opportunity for a new start.“
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