Clinics & Projects
Experienced attorneys draft wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Proxies for clients who do not have the financial ability to hire an attorney to prepare these often critically important documents. Most legal services programs do not assist clients with wills, Powers of Attorney, or Health Care Proxies. This pro bono opportunity helps VLP fill a critical gap in services.
How it Works
VLP sends out weekly emails to our pro bono panel with detailed case summaries describing the pro bono opportunity, the level of expertise required and the documents the client needs drafted.
Pro bono panel attorneys can reach out to the pro bono coordinator if interested in volunteering on a case. Pro bono attorneys can choose to execute documents in their own office or at VLP’s Main Office in Boston. VLP can provide witnesses, a notary, and an interpreter if needed.
Benefits of Volunteering
Interns gain the following experience:
- Unlike direct representation in civil litigation, this opportunity allows pro bono attorneys to make a significant difference in a client’s life while also limiting their time commitment.
- Highly experienced attorneys can volunteer to take on more complex cases and draft additional documents such as trusts or deeds.