As we head into the holiday season, we at the VLP would like to share our sentiments of thanks to our VLP community including volunteers, supporters, clients, and friends who inspire us each and every day to strive to fulfill our critical mission to provide Brooklyn's most vulnerable residents with equal access to the legal system.
With your help, in the past year, the VLP:
  • provided direct civil legal services on 7,672 matters benefiting over 19,000 individuals and families from Brooklyn's poorest neighborhoods, assisting them to overcome life-altering legal challenges. 
  • trained and supervised over 920 volunteer attorneys, law students and other legal professionals who provided over 12,000 hours of high quality, compassionate direct legal representation, advice and counsel, and community education throughout Brooklyn. 
Thank you for your time, your support, and your fierce commitment to equal access to justice for all Brooklynites.  Together, we can accomplish so much more.
Save the Date
The VLP is delighted to join the #GivingTuesday movement to help kick off the 2017 charitable giving season and to #GrowVLP.   Created by the team at the 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose:  to celebrate and encourage giving.  Your support,  at any level, on #GivingTuesday will help increase our impact and extend our reach in the Brooklyn community.  Learn more and make your gift here

Get social and UNselfie with us: Don't wait until Tuesday, November 28th to get in the giving spirit.  Download the VLP #UNselfie Toolkit, take a selfie, and share your giving story.  Use hashtags #GrowVLP #ExpandforImpact #UNselfie, #GivingTuesday, tag @BrooklynVLP and post to Twitter and Instagram or share on Facebook.  
Upcoming Events
In the community:
On Thursday, November 30, from 7PM - 8:30PM, the VLP's Foreclosure team, in partnership with New York City Councilman Alan Maisel, will host a Know Your Rights:  Foreclosure Workshop at the Hebrew Educational Society located at 9502 Seaview Avenue.  This free event has been made possible by the generous support of the TD Charitable Foundation.  Please see the workshop flyer for more information. 

Continuing Legal Education Opportunities:
Join us on Wednesday, December 6 from 6PM - 7:30PM at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123  Remsen Street, for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Briefing:  How to Use the New Form CLE presented by Rachel Blumenfeld, Esq., Krista Preuss, Esq., and Bruce Weiner, Esq. and moderated by VLP Director of Legal Services, Sidney Cherubin.  Click  here to learn more and register today.
Shop With Care
You can support the VLP when you book travel, buy gifts, or shop at over 2,700 participating stores at  All you need to do is register, shop, and donate for free!  Download the VLP portal today!

Shop With a Smile
During the holiday season, you can support the VLP by shopping at Amazon Smile.  Every eligible purchase results in a direct donation when you select the VLP as your charitable organization.  Let the giving begin - visit Amazon Smile today!