VLP Priorities Survey

Want to help VLP serve our clients and volunteers better?  Take a moment to fill out our brief, confidential survey.


This survey is part of VLP’s process of reviewing our priorities and finding out about the legal issues faced by low-income people in the communities we serve. We appreciate you taking a couple minutes to answer these questions.



Esta encuesta forma parte de un proceso que VLP está llevando a cabo para examinar nuestras prioridades y determinar las situaciones legales que enfrentan los residentes de bajos ingresos de las comunidades que servimos. Mucho le agradeceremos que dedique unos pocos minutos a contestar estas preguntas.


Happy Birthday, Judge G!

Happy Birthday, Judge G! Judge Ginsburg (retired) continues to be an absolute powerhouse for VLP and the Senior Partners for Justice. Thank you for all your amazing work. We hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Remembering Paul Kane

Photo of Paul Kane receiving the 2011 Gideon Trumpet Award from Judge Ginsburg

Sadly, we have somber news to share. Last week, we learned that a long-time friend of VLP, Paul M. Kane Esq., passed away. 

For over 15 years, Paul anonymously sponsored Senior Partners for Justice (SPJ) luncheons, allowing SPJ members and other volunteers to enjoy the benefit of gathering monthly and learning from expert presenters. He mentored many of SPJ’s early volunteers. It was their great fortune to learn from this brilliant lawyer.

“He was a dear personal friend,” says Judge Edward Ginsburg, “and a strong supporter of Senior Partners for Justice. Not only was Paul a good and loyal friend, but he was also the co-founder of the legal aid clinic at Boston College. He was an early advocate of access to justice for all.” 

His kindness and legacy will not be forgotten, and we will carry the lessons Paul taught us in our hearts as we mourn his passing.  

Thank you and stay well,

Photo of Paul Kane receiving the 2011 Gideon Trumpet Award from Judge Ginsburg

In Memoriam: Tim Lee

It is with great sadness that we inform you Tim Lee, longtime VLP board member and staunch advocate for folks battling mental illness, passed away yesterday morning.  

We received several messages from those lucky enough to work with Tim, and the words “kind” and “thoughtful” showed up in every single one.  Tim led his life with wisdom, consideration, and patience.  To quote one of Tim’s colleagues: “I was always impressed with Tim’s…commitment to helping people that society has turned its back on. He was a true champion for the unfortunate.”

In Tim’s memory, let us continue our work and let us never forget to stay kind and thoughtful.

We will be sending out information regarding Tim’s service and how you can support his family soon.

Thank you to everyone who has offered words of sympathy,