The Volunteer Lawyers Project defends low-income clients in Landlord/Tenant proceedings through our Attorney of the Morning Program (AOM). This highly successful program, replicated across the country, helps vulnerable families in our community avoid homelessness.
If you are facing an eviction in the City of Lackawanna, the Volunteers Lawyers Project may be able to help. VLP will have coordinators on-site to do client intake/screenings and to assist you every other Thursday, starting at 9 am. VLP paralegals or interns conduct client intake for income eligibility and clients consult with a VLP attorney who will assist them in negotiating a settlement with their landlord or in arguing their case in front of the judge.
AOM is also a valuable experience for our volunteer attorneys, providing them the opportunity to complete client intake, negotiate with opposing counsel, and argue before the court.
If you are an attorney interested in volunteering for AOM, please contact Chris Szczygiel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-0662 ext. 344.