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Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing civil legal assistance to those Brooklyn residents who need it most. One of the only legal services organizations that operates borough-wide in Brooklyn, the VLP recruits, trains and supports volunteer attorneys from the private bar and matches them up with programs designed to meet critical legal needs in our community.

  • County of Volunteer Opportunity: Kings (Brooklyn)
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, HIV/AIDS, Housing
  • Populations Served: Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, HIV, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / supervision comments: An individual attending a CLE training may attend at no cost if the attendee agrees to accept pro bono referrals within six (6) months of attending the training.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • CLE pro bono comments: The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. is an accredited Pro Bono CLE provider. Volunteer attorneys may earn one (1) CLE credit for every six (6) hours donated. A maximum of six (6) CLE credits may be earned in a given year.
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Other Project Types: Family Law (Child support, custody, visitation, Uncontested Divorce), 17A Guardianship (Guardianship of mentally retarded or developmentally disabled adults), Foreclosure Intervention, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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