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Boston VLP

VLP offers volunteer opportunities for law students, paralegals, undergraduate students, and non-law professionals. For attorneys VLP has one day and short term projects and cases to take for pro-bono representation.  

VLP welcomes attorneys with all levels and types of experience and provides trainings and support for those who want help,

 

VLP staff carefully screen cases prior to referral to pro bono panel members. With each case referred, panel attorneys receive a detailed memo summarizing the case and identifying the presenting issues. VLP also assesses the complexity of cases of case so that simpler cases are referred to less experienced attorneys.  More seasoned practitioners can opt for more challenging cases.

The volunteers can take cases in the following areas:

  • Landlord-Tenant, representing tenants and low-income landlords
  • Homeownership, including cases for first-time home buyers
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Family Law, with a focus on cases helping custodial parents achieve economic independence
  • Guardianship of Minors
  • Guardianship of Incapacitated Adults
  • Bankruptcy, primarily Chapter 7
  • Wills, Advance Directives, and Basic Probate matters
  • Unemployment Insurance denials and terminations
  • Fair Debt Collection
  • Tax assistance, not including filing income taxes
  • Appellate cases, particularly in fair debt collection cases, in coordination with VLP's Appeals Clinic.

 

If you are not yet a VLP panel member, browse our sample cases to see common types of cases we handle. For more information about available cases, please contact Adrian Coss at acoss@vlpnet.org or 857-320-6446.

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