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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.


Pictured (left to right): Hon. Raymond Dougan, VLP Board President Joseph Kaigler, Sr., VLP Executive Director Sheila Hubbard, Esq., Edward Burns, Esq., Jessica Baker, Esq.


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.

Click here to read more about the reception on the Boston Bar Association website.


**A special thank you to our event sponsor Bank of America. 


Sign-Up Online for Court-Based Projects

Click here for our online sign-up calendar for court-based project and trainings. We have pro bono cases for referral as well as short-term pro bono opportunities. Find out more. 

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

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Your support changes lives!


VLP is grateful for the support of the Legal Services Corporation

and for the support of:

The Boston Bar Foundation

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation

The American College of Bankruptcy