VLP Consumer Debt Program Awarded For Helping Over 20,000 New Yorkers

VLFD Award

From left to right: VLP Director of Legal Services Sidney Cherubin, Judge Fern A. Fisher, VLP VLFD Coordinating Attorney Glenna Goldis

New York State Access to Justice honored the VLP’s Consumer Debt Volunteer Lawyer For the Day (“VLFD”) program for assisting over 20,000 New Yorkers in need from 2009-2015. The VLFD program works with volunteer attorneys and law students to provide limited scope direct representation to pro se litigants in consumer debt actions.

Mortgage Scam and Foreclosure Prevention Workshop 10/13

NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are hosting a Mortgage Scam and Foreclosure Prevention Workshop at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Learn how to avoid mortgage scams, including deed theft; speak with housing counselors and legal service providers; and file complaints with the office of the Attorney General. To RSVP, call 212-416-6044 or email: intergovernmental.affairs@ag.ny.gov

Read more here: http://brooklyn.news12.com/events/mortgage-scam-and-foreclosure-prevention-workshop-1.10943083

2015 Fall Newsletter

See the complete fall newsletter here.

 I love the fall and the back to school season — it’s a time to refresh, reflect, and be thankful. As we head into this season, I think about what we have to be thankful for. At the VLP, thanks to you, we are celebrating our 25th year. 

25 Years — it’s an incredible milestone — something we hope you will celebrate with us. 

Read about what the VLP has been up to lately — we’ve been busy! We moved to our new office at 44 Court Street in April, we had our most successful Anniversary Gala ever at BAM in May, we have new foreclosure staff and have partnered with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to provide legal clinics to Brooklynites facing foreclosure. 

We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events–the 10th Annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5k on October 4th in Prospect Park and the VLP’s Volunteer Recognition Event on December 1st. 

Celebrate your contribution to the VLP’s 25 years–read the inspiring stories of our featured volunteers whose unique commitment to pro bono has made the VLP what it is today. Together, we can ensure that the VLP will continue to provide critical legal services to those that need it most. 

All the best, 

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Heidi Henderson 
Executive Director