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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

Now Accepting Nominations for RCJ 2020

VLP is now accepting nominations for Rising Champions for Justice (RCJ) class of 2020! RCJ is a group of young professionals dedicated to furthering VLP’s mission to expand access to[…]

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MARRIAGE OF GREAT IDEAS

Attorneys will gain a matrimonial law mentor under a new program organized by state Supreme Court Justice Mary Slisz and Maria Valeri of VLP. Please click here for full story[…]

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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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