Ilana Zeltser

Ilana joined Volunteer Lawyers Project in April 2019. Ilana earned a B.S. in Business Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Hartford. Before joining VLP, Ilana spent six years working in higher education.

Gabrielle Young

Gabby graduated from Boston University in May of 2023 with a BA in Political Science. Gabby was an intern in the Bankruptcy Unit and is excited to have returned to VLP in the summer of 2023 as an Employment and Consumer paralegal. During her free time, Gabby loves to exercise and picnic with her friends, and in the winter months, she spends many weekends skiing in her favorite East Coast mountains.

Kevin Walsh, Esq.

Kevin joined the VLP in 2022 as a Temporary Staff Attorney. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1979 and his J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School in 1982. He practiced law in a few law firms for nearly forty years, handling civil litigation matters such as landlord/tenant cases, business disputes, and contract claims.

Aisling Walsh

Aisling (pronounced Ash-LEEN) is a Paralegal in VLP’s Housing Unit. In May 2023, Aisling graduated summa cum Laude from Boston College with a B.A. in Criminal and Social Justice. Prior to her time at VLP, Aisling worked at the Massachusetts Department of Correction in the Victim Services Unit and as a Per-Diem Legal Assistant in a family law firm. In her free time, Aisling enjoys spending time with her dogs Booboo and Biscuit, reading, and hiking. 

Lurenne Velazquez Carrasquillo

Lurenne joined VLP as a Bilingual Intake Specialist, seeking to gain experience in different areas of law to aid underserved communities. She graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Political Science. Before joining VLP, Lurenne worked at the Boston Court Service Center, where she helped individuals complete documents for their cases and navigate the court system. Lurenne is also passionate about teaching, previously working as a tutor for Ringle and working part-time as a Course Teacher for Elite Open School. Lurenne enjoys reading in quiet cafes and traveling with family and close friends in her spare time.

Shaiprice Vazquez

Shaiprice is a part of the Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Paralegal team. He started as a legal intern in January 2023 and became a Paralegal in April 2023. He was born and raised in the neighborhoods of Worcester. He completed his Associate degree at Quinsigamond Community College and his Bachelor of Science in Law at Suffolk University. He enjoys every aspect of being able to assist Massachusetts residents and is planning on continuing his career in law school to become an attorney.

Yewellyn Sanchez

Yewellyn graduated from Suffolk University with a B.S. in Communications and Journalism. She comes to VLP from MIRA Coalition, where she served as an AmeriCorps member. In this position, Yewellyn assisted clients with naturalization forms, green card renewals, and other immigration forms, conducting outreach, preparing materials, and registering clients for the clinic. She has also worked as a Spanish interpreter and has a certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages. She is eager to continue learning about the intersectionality of journalism and the legal field.

Steve Russo, Esq.

Steve is a VLP Staff Attorney in the DotHouse and Wills Unit. He has over 19 years of experience delivering intake, advice, and referral services to legal services programs and over 21 years of experience as a legal services and private practice attorney. Steve has been a panelist on several continuing legal education and community training and has also served as a moderator for the CORI section of His prior experience includes immigration, family, and criminal records sealing. Steve is also fluent in Spanish. Steve is also an SJC Standing Committee on Pro Bono Services member.

Auris Rosario

Auris joined VLP as a Bilingual Intake Specialist. Auris is dedicated to making a difference with a forthcoming associate’s degree in paralegal studies and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in communication. With experience aiding low-income populations through various organizations, Auris brings our team a wealth of knowledge and a passion for community service. When she’s not working or studying, she cherishes time with her partner and two boys, embodying the values of family and community support that drive her commitment to helping others.

Briana Saint Pierre

Briana Saint Pierre is a compassionate professional known for thriving in dynamic and fast-paced environments. She graduated from Framingham State University in 2020 and is working on her paralegal certification at Bunker Hill Community College. With a background in paralegal support and residential assistance, Briana brings a unique blend of skills to her new role as an Intake Specialist. Driven by a passion for social justice and a desire to make a difference, Briana is actively pursuing a master’s degree in law or political science with a focus on law reform. Her interests lie in addressing the homelessness crisis, understanding housing and the law, and effecting positive societal change. Committed to continuous learning and growth, Briana aims to leverage her adaptability and strong writing skills to contribute meaningfully to her team and the broader community.