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  • 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 [ More… ]

  • VLP Celebrates Juneteenth!

    VLP will be closed tomorrow in honor of Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, word reached Galveston, TX about the end of slavery- a full two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth began as a Texas state holiday and has spread [ More… ]

  • Happy AAPI Heritage Month!

    Happy Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Celebrate AAPI pride, history, and triumphs! Performances, historical trivia, panel discussions, and more content for folks with Asian heritage & their allies can be found here.

  • Accountability, Not Justice

    Statement taken from BlackLivesMatter.com, author’s name not given.  Click here to read the statement on BLM. The Derek Chauvin Verdict George Floyd should be here. We mourn as his family mourns and support them in finding solace and accountability through the guilty verdict — because like countless others, they have been put in a position [ More… ]

  • In Memoriam: Maren Robinson, Esq.

    It is with somberness and respect that we announce the passing of Attorney Maren Robinson.   During the 1990s, Maren served as VLP’s Managing Attorney, and her dedication to our clients lives on in the households she helped change for the better.   We offer our condolences to Maren’s family, and we encourage you to [ More… ]

  • VLP Statement

    The shooting we have seen this week is a stark reminder of the need to decry the racial, ethnic, and gender-based violence that has remained a consistent part of our nation’s culture.   This latest travesty is one instance in a long legacy of cruelty.  Such acts of violence instill fear which takes away a basic [ More… ]

  • VLP Winter Break Closure

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    Please be aware VLP will be closed on the following dates for winter break. December 24 – January 3 Stay safe and have a good winter season!

  • Giving Tuesday: Double Your Impact!

    Make a gift in honor of Giving Tuesday before Friday, and your gift–and your impact–will be doubled! Donate today @ https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/supportvlp Your support will help us continue to provide high-quality pro bono legal assistance to our clients, especially those hit hardest by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your generosity this [ More… ]

  • VLP Thanksgiving Schedule

    VLP & our call center ERLI are open today, tomorrow, and part of Wednesday. Please note our Thanksgiving schedule: Weds (11/25) we will close at 2:30 p.m., and we will be closed Thurs (11/26) and Fri (11/27). Stay safe!

  • In Memory of Chief Justice Ralph Gants

    Chief Justice Gants once said: “There is abundant room for discussions that begin with the words, ‘What if…?'” This lifelong attitude was part of what made Ralph Gants a true pillar in the legal community.  For him, “What if?” was not just a rhetorical question–it was a challenge.  Chief Justice Gants championed progress and access to [ More… ]