Thank You and Kudos
In 2011 participating attorneys donated approximately 23,000 pro bono hours which we conservatively value at $4,900,000. VLP thanks these attorneys who accepted cases, participated in special projects, or provided mentoring or consultation in the last year.
Volunteer Lawyers Project thanks these generous contributors who supported our work in the last year. Become a donor now!
Thank you to these people and organizations for providing valuable pro bono services to VLP.
The Gideon's Trumpet Award was established in 2003 to honor outstanding work by a member of the pro bono panel of the Senior Partners for Justice Project. The award is named after the book, Gideon's Trumpet, by Anthony Lewis that chronicles the establishment of the right to counsel in criminal cases at all levels of American judicial system. The award honors those striving to provide similar access to justice in civil matters.
The Yvette C. Mendez Award was created to recognize an attorney in the Greater Boston area who has made an unusual contribution to equal access to justice either by expanding the availability of pro bono legal services or by providing extensive and substantial pro bono services to an individual or group. The award was established by Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association in honor and in memory of Yvette C. Mendez who worked to expand access to justice as a Volunteer Lawyers Project board member.