Volunteer Lawyers Program

As an attorney, what better gift could you give than the gift of time and expertise?

In order to bring hope and justice to those who are less fortunate, the Volunteer Lawyers Program of the Alabama State Bar matches attorneys who wish to do pro bono work with low-income clients in need of civil legal assistance.

Every year, more than 2,000 attorneys who volunteer through the VLP give the generous gift of time, service and expertise to thousands of Alabamians who would not otherwise have access to justice.

Click here to become a volunteer today!

History

The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) was created in 1990 by the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners to provide an organized vehicle through which attorneys can volunteer their services on a pro bono basis in civil matters to indigent citizens in their community. The VLP began its operation in 1991 and has delivered free legal services to low income residents of Alabama for more than 25 years. The VLP helps low-income citizens whom other programs often cannot serve.

The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program is funded by: Alabama Law Foundation, Alabama State Bar, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Legal Services Alabama and the generosity of the legal community.

Thank you!

Legal Clinics

The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program provides volunteer-based, client-focused legal services to primarily low-income residents of Alabama who would not otherwise receive legal assistance.

Pro Bono Month

The statewide pro bono celebration is scheduled for the month of October each year. Sponsored by the Alabama State Bar, the celebration is a coordinated statewide effort to showcase the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the state, its system of justice, its communities and most of all to the clients they service. The month is also dedicated to the quest for more pro bono volunteers to meet the ever-growing legal needs of this country’s most vulnerable citizens.

Volunteer Enrollment

As a lawyer, people turn to you for the special knowledge and skills to help protect their rights. One small act can be enough to turn a person’s life around for the better.