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.