Welcome to the Volunteer Lawyers Project

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. provides free civil legal services to low income households in Western New York.

After 32 years, over 2,000 local attorneys have represented over 30,000 clients on a pro bono basis. During that period, VLP (with its staff and volunteers) has represented over 60,000 clients and provided information and referral to approximately 72,000 more people.

This work has had incredibly important consequences for our clients and their families. We have kept families from becoming homeless through defense of tax foreclosures and evictions. We helped unaccompanied minors and immigrant victims of human trafficking to receive fair treatment under the immigration law.

The list could go on and on, but in each case you would see real impact on people’s lives and their abilities to support their families and to keep them safe.

We want to take this opportunity to thank VLP’s staff, Board, volunteers, funders and everyone who has helped VLP achieve success. We would not be able to have such a positive impact on the community without the support of each of you.

Thanks for helping us to provide all of this help to others.