Who We Are/What We Do

What is the Volunteer Lawyers Project?

The Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) provides high-quality legal services to low-income citizens in seven southwest Ohio counties through cases referred to it from the Legal Aid Society. When they join the VLP, private attorneys agree to handle at least two pro bono general civil cases each year.  The VLP’s Managing Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator work closely to match the referred cases with Volunteer Attorneys.

Through their participation in VLP, private attorneys further the cause of “Equal Justice for All”, by representing low-income persons whose cases have merit, but who do not have the resources to pay for representation. Since its founding in 1982, the Volunteer Lawyers Project has made a difference for thousands of low-income clients in southwestern Ohio, bringing the concept of equal justice closer to reality.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

Volunteer Lawyers For the Poor Foundation 2015 Annual Report

WHY I VOLUNTEER

Our volunteers tell us what a rich and rewarding experience VLP has been for them. We want to share those stories with you. Click to see their stories and their results.

Anonymous

“I would say that this service is wonderful. I’ll always appreciate it”. David E. (Attorney obtained expungement so that he...
2013-12-05T19:26:27+00:00
“I would say that this service is wonderful. I’ll always appreciate it”. David E. (Attorney obtained expungement so that he could get a job)

Robin B.

“I always heard of good like this, but experiencing this good is a blessing”. Robin B. (home saved from foreclosure,...
2013-12-05T19:27:02+00:00
“I always heard of good like this, but experiencing this good is a blessing”. Robin B. (home saved from foreclosure, Attorney Daniel Temming

Angela R.

“This service was a great help for my daughter who is handicapped. We really appreciated the help we got”. Angela...
2013-12-05T19:27:35+00:00
“This service was a great help for my daughter who is handicapped. We really appreciated the help we got”. Angela R. (Attorney Paul Balash assisted disabled adult with landlord tenant dispute

Hazel F.

“He was kind, professional, and informative; I was treated like a Kennedy or Bush family member. Now that’s saying a...
2013-12-05T19:28:07+00:00
“He was kind, professional, and informative; I was treated like a Kennedy or Bush family member. Now that’s saying a lot”. Hazel F. (Attorney Charles Arkin assisted client with Will and other advanced planning documents)

Doris S.

“Your organization does a great job and I am very humbled to have you as my lawyer. Doris S. (Attorney...
2013-12-05T19:28:37+00:00
“Your organization does a great job and I am very humbled to have you as my lawyer. Doris S. (Attorney Thomas Gruber assisted disabled client with a credit card debt issue
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