Pro Bono Opportunities

VLP offers volunteer opportunities for lawyers, students, paralegals, and non-legal professionals.

Law students, undergraduates, and paralegals click here for more information

For attorneys, VLP has pro bono cases as well as one day and short-term projects.  We welcome attorneys with all levels and types of experience, and we provide trainings in many subject areas to prepare attorneys for the types of cases they will handle. 

VLP staff carefully screen cases prior to referral to pro bono panel members. When VLP sends out a referral request to our volunteer attorneys, included is 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. Once a case is accepted, the assigned attorney receives pertinent client documents and the client's information.                                                                                              

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

Already a panel member and want to take a case? Take a look at our available cases.

If you are not yet a VLP panel member, browse our sample cases to see common types of cases we handle. 

VLP provides primary malpractice insurance coverage for all VLP pro bono cases. 

Ready to take a case or find out more about available cases? Please click to join our pro bono panel and contact Miranda Black at mblack@vlpnet.org or 857-320-6446.  
See how our pro bono case assignment process works.