Becoming a Client
Through the incredible generosity of volunteer attorneys, the Volunteer Lawyers Program is able to serve more than 1,100 clients every year in a variety of ways, including legal-advice clinics, court projects, and direct representation. The VLP assists eligible clients with many types of civil legal needs, including family law, wills, housing, transactional assistance to non-profit organizations, etc. We do not assist with any criminal cases.
Those seeking assistance first call the VLP office to see if they qualify for the program, 1-888-857-8571. Qualification is based on household income and assets, case type and availability of volunteer attorneys. Callers should be prepared to provide this personal financial information when they call.
Once a client qualifies for the program, he or she will need to provide the VLP with the necessary financial and legal documents required for the successful completion of the qualification process. Staff members from the VLP then attempt to place the client with an attorney. Assistance may be in the form of direct representation or advice. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to find a volunteer willing to take your case.
Additional resources are listed on the Need Legal Help? page of the website.