Why I Volunteer

By: GE Aviation Law Clerk, Elizabeth Schuler
My first client interaction involved the creation of Wills and Trusts documents at the Aviation Legal Operation (AOL) Volunteer Wills Clinic. As a rising 2L at University of Dayton School of Law, I never thought my  sparse legal knowledge could contribute to the creation of such critical documents. But, when GE Aviation lawyers partnered with the Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) to host a Wills Clinic for VLP clients, the  lawyers encouraged law clerks to volunteer their services,

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But it was her home. Not just a place that she and her husband lived with their 4 kids. Not just a place where the child she was carrying would soon begin his life. It was where she had grown up.

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Before I became a lawyer, I studied Gothic literature, American and English. Friends suggested (darkly, of course) that reading Ambrose Bierce and Bram Stoker was not a detour

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2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Volunteer Lawyers For the Poor Foundation 2016 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.

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

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)
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