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