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Boston VLP

Welcome to the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys. With your help, VLP makes access to justice possible for people who cannot afford a lawyer. Find out about our volunteer opportunities for attorneys and law students.

Please join us. Your time is precious. Use it to make a difference.

Congratulations Award Recipients

Jessica Baker, Esq. - Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award
Edward Burns, Esq. - Senior Partners for Justice Gideon's Trumpet Award
Hon. Raymond Dougan - Yvette Mendez Award
Esther Lardent, Esq. - Founder's Award

Thank you to all who attended VLP's annual reception and to all the volunteer attorneys, law students and others who gave their time in the past year. Watch for photos of the reception soon...

October is Pro Bono Month

Let us help you celebrate. Click to find out how.


Did You Know?

You can sign up online for many VLP trainings and court-based projects. Go to Volunteerhub and click on the event you are interested in. You will need to be logged in to Volunteerhub to sign up. 

 VLP has a YouTube channel with many trainings and other resources. 


You can find pro bono opportunities throughout Massachusetts at

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Support VLP

More Donation Information

Your support changes lives!


VLP is grateful for the support of the Legal Services Corporation

We also thank:

The Boston Bar Foundation

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation

The American College of Bankruptcy