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Here you will find the current news and happenings at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. We will also spotlight profiles of our volunteers who transform lives, the staff who go above and beyond, and the families and clients helped….

  • VLP Helps a Father and Victim of Predatory Debt Settlement Find Peace

    When he came to the Civil Session of our Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day program, our client felt scared. “I didn’t know what was going on. I never been in trouble in my life. I was in the military. I was actually scared for the first time in my adult life.”    The client had been brought [ More… ]

  • Clinics Closing Early 09/11/19

    Please be advised on Wednesday, September 11th all VLP clinics will close at 12:00PM.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • VLP Board Members Receives FBI Award

    In May, Deeqo Jibril, a board Member at the Volunteer Lawyers Project, was honored as a recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award . This award, presented by the FBI Director, recognizes community leaders for their impact in working with law enforcement to prevent local crime and build trust.   Born in Somalia, Ms. [ More… ]

  • VLP Summer 2019 Newsletter

    This issue features a Board Member and Volunteer Spotlight, as well as a Guardianship Case Win and Clinic Story. It also includes a PBIF Grant Update, AmeriCorps Appreciation and welcome to new VLP Staff. Read our Newsletter to learn more about what we’ve been up to this Summer!

  • Volunteer Attorney Recognized for Her Impact

    Attorney Nicole Bluefort is a valued volunteer at VLP, having worked on multiple family law cases with us. She was recently interviewed by ThriveGlobal for their series on Strong Female Leaders. Attorney Bluefort worked for the first African American to be appointed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Justice Frederick Brown. Her knowledge and drive have [ More… ]

  • Board Member and Volunteer Helps Single Mother

    Attorney Brian Dunphy is a valuable member of VLP as a volunteer attorney, a coordinator of the statewide Civil Appeals clinic, a donor, and a board member. Attorney Dunphy gives time to VLP because he feels “a responsibility to help people.” Recently, Attorney Dunphy used his legal knowledge to help a Family Law client with [ More… ]

  • New Look. Powerful Voice.

    In order to express the urgent need to recruit more volunteers, and to communicate the meaningful and valuable experience that VLP provides, we have updated the look and feel of our brand. New Logo: Our new logo tells a story. The story of the ripple effect, spreading out from a single action of volunteering to [ More… ]

  • Spring Newsletter

    This spring issue contains the latest on the Housing Clinic 20th Anniversary, Volunteer Spotlight, 209A Case Win, DotHouse Project, Housing Clinic Video Training, and a welcome to our new VLP Staff.

  • Restored my faith in the world

    “Again, I want to express my heartfelt thanks. When all seemed lost or impossible you and your project came to life and restored my faith in the world of professional people as yourself. Please keep being there for people like myself… you restored my hope in humanity.” — VLP client

  • Volunteering has been a two-way street for me

    “I volunteer because of the opportunity to use my legal skills to help those who are unable to obtain legal representation otherwise. Clients are very grateful for the help of volunteers because otherwise the legal system can seem quite daunting and complex to them. Volunteering has been a two-way street for me — not only [ More… ]