"The time and expertise the VLP volunteers gave showed me they value me as a person. Now I have the self-confidence to stand up for myself when legal problems arise. Thank you for your help!"
- Shirley, a former VLP client
The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) coordinates the volunteer efforts of Maine attorneys and community members to help people of low income navigate the civil justice system. We provide free information, brief assistance and pro bono legal representation in civil legal matters to qualifying clients. Our volunteers give Mainers in need the tools and know-how to be equal participants in our legal system.
Are you a Veteran looking for assistance with applying for or increasing your amount of benefits? The Maine Volunteers Lawyers Project, part of Pine Tree Legal, is announcing a new series of legal aid clinics to help veterans access benefits. The clinics will be held at the Portland Public Library (5 Monument Square, Portland – Lower Level) on the first Thursday of every month beginning March 6th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Volunteers will provide free help to veterans applying for VA benefits or appealing a denial. No appointments are necessary.
If you are an attorney considering volunteering your time, check out this video!
Potential community member and student volunteers should watch this video!
We have a great partnership with Bowdoin College... Check out this article about two of our 2013 Summer interns!