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.

Aidelena Sanchez

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Aidelena worked as a case manager/housing specialist for eight years at Pine Street Inn and Vinfen Corps, where she helped clients navigate housing issues. She is excited to work with VLP, mainly because the pandemic has disenfranchised many people, and Aidelena wants to provide as much support as possible to those in need.

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.

Alexandra Roman, Esq.

Alexandra joined VLP in 2018 as a law school intern, in 2021 as a volunteer for the Landlord program, and in 2023 as a Part-time Staff Attorney for the Landlord program. Alexandra got her B.A. in History from UMass Dartmouth in 2017 and her J.D. from New England Law | Boston in 2020. She works part-time for VLP and part-time running her own office, doing child welfare and delinquency work in the Fitchburg/Leominster area.