Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
About Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
The Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free civil legal services to low-income Brooklyn residents.
Established in 1990, the VLP has worked to make the legal system accessible to low-income Brooklyn residents through the pro bono involvement of the private bar. Each VLP program has been established by identifying unmet legal needs in the community.
The VLP’s primary referral areas are:
- Family Law,
- Consumer Law,
- Foreclosure Intervention,
- Elder Law
The program provides assistance with family law matters such as custody and child support, uncontested divorces, wills, health care proxies, 17A Guardianship, foreclosure prevention, consumer debt defense and Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
The program also provides representation for the day to homeowners in Department of Buildings matters before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) in Brooklyn.