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VLP News

Congratulations Gretchen Gonzalez

VLP is pleased to announce that Gretchen Gonzalez, Esq. has been promoted to Deputy Director of VLP.  Ms. Gonzalez first joined VLP as a Staff Attorney in January of 2012 and has held leadership positions in both our Positive Individuals and Families Project and our Community and Economic Development Project.  She has dedicated her legal career to working in the public interest and holds a J.D cum laude (Boston University School of Law 2005) and…
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VLP is Hiring Bi-lingual Paralegal

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is seeking a full time bi-lingual paralegal to work for our law office in Buffalo, NY which provides free civil legal services to low-income people. No formal paralegal education and training is required, but the ideal candidate must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish, be organized, be able to multi-task, have excellent writing and spoken abilities, have the ability to work both independently and as…
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Settlements Take Time, Patience, and People

    Settlements take time, patience, and people.  Family Court issues are rarely easy because so much emotion is involved. However, when individuals are represented by dedicated attorneys who can listen to their clients and counsel them on the law and their options, settlements can occur. By encouraging settlements, attorneys open up a dialog with all parties to take a holistic view at the issues and reach a resolution that fits everyone’s needs. While settlements…
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