438 Main Street l 7th Floor l Buffalo, NY
(716) 847-0662



In accordance with new guidelines from the government, Volunteer Lawyers Project is moving to a remote-work environment until further notice. Only essential staff will be reporting to our office in Buffalo, and we ask that clients call the intake lines listed below. Thank you for your understanding.
Family Law Questions – (716) 823-3255
Housing Law Questions – (716) 828-8460
Immigration Questions – (716) 847-0662 x 301
Unemployment Benefits Questions – (716) 847-0662 x 324
To become a Divorce Client – (716) 847-0662 x 807
For all other legal cases – (716) 847-0662 x 324

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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.


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


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

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

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


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


VLP Latest News

VLP Annual Fundraiser

Welcome toVLP’s Annual Fundraising Campaign The last year and a half has been challenging for VLP and for our clients. We were able to change to remote work, but many of[…]

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Cheers to 38 Years

Come celebrate with us as we say ‘Happy Retirement’ to our CEO/Executive Director Bob Elardo. Bob has dedicated 38 years to Volunteer Lawyers Project! In that time, he has transformed[…]

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VLP Tax Webinar Series

The tax system in America is an always changing and confusing set of rules and regulations that we all need to navigate every year. If you have been navigating this[…]

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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

“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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