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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.

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

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VLP Latest News

We’re Hiring!

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is seeking a full-time paralegal to work for our law office in Buffalo, NY which provides free civil legal services to[…]

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Immigration 101 Videos

VLP is happy to announce our series “Immigration 101” produced through our partnership with the Rise Collaborative. Many thanks to our sponsor Goldfarb Financial. Stay tuned for new episodes.  VLP[…]

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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,[…]

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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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