Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project
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Since its founding in 1990, the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project
has maintained as its objective the practical realization of justice for the poor.
Through the pro bono commitment of the private bar, the VLP solves civil legal
problems affecting people's fundamental rights.
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The VLP’s services are available to poor and low income residents
of Brooklyn, especially those who have particular difficulty in accessing
the legal system, including the elderly, persons with disabilities, persons
affected by chronic illnesses and victims of domestic violence.
The VLP strives to make certain that all financially eligible Brooklyn residents
who cannot be served through legal services organizations are provided
with representation by attorneys recruited from the private sector.
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VLP volunteers come from a wide range of legal backgrounds;
we always welcome experienced attorneys, but we also have opportunities
for law students, recently admitted attorneys and law grads who are not yet admitted.
The VLP conducts training programs for attorneys in its primary areas of referral.
Each program is accompanied by a training manual with relevant case law,
statutes and forms. In addition, experienced practitioners in each of the
referral areas serve as mentors to all volunteer VLP attorneys.

Welcome To Brooklyn VLP

The Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free civil legal services to low-income Brooklyn residents.

WHO WE ARE


Since 1990, the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been committed to the premise that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty, and that the private bar can provide a powerful force to ensure equal access through its pro bono efforts.

WHAT WE DO


Established in 1990, the VLP has worked to make the legal system accessible to low-income Brooklyn residents through the pro bono involvement of the private bar. Each VLP program has been established by identifying unmet legal needs in the community. The VLP’s primary referral areas are Family Law, Consumer Law, Foreclosure Intervention and Elder Law.


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