Judge Edward Ginsburg and his VLP/SPJ Legacy

With a heavy heart, we share the sad news that our beloved Judge Ginsburg, founder of Senior Partners for Justice, passed away on June 24th at 90. He inspired us all, and his death is a tremendous loss for us, the people we serve, and the access to justice community. Thanks to his efforts, since 2002, Senior Partners for Justice provided legal help to thousands of people who couldn't afford a lawyer and otherwise would have been on their own. From his sharp intellect, boundless energy, and commitment to justice to his intuitive kindness, mischievousness, and love of the Red Sox, Judge Ginsberg and his very essence will be deeply missed. VLP remembers Judge Ginsberg as he spoke about his life's work, ensuring access to justice for all, and where his inspiration stemmed in this 2014 American Bar Association video interview.

2023 Annual Volunteer

Appreciation Event at MCLE 

Join us in person for our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the Volunteer Lawyers Project's volunteers and community. VLP staff, board members and the Boston Bar Association President Elect Hannah Laws Kilson will thank and honor our volunteers for their continued service to our clients and VLP's Mission.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsor Event

Goodwin Pro Bono Attorney Case Win

"I’ve been a lawyer for two years now and this [case] is 100% the highlight, and could possibly be for many more (possibly forever). Thank you for trusting me with this case and for your guidance and mentorship along the way.” Collin Grier, Esq.

Congratulations, Attorney Collin Grier and the rest of the Goodwin team, on a recent case win. After a hard-fought win in the Appeals Court, on remand, the Housing Court ruled in favor of the Client by denying possession to the ex-partner/Landlord because “in all of the circumstances of this case, the landlord holds the premises as the constructive trustee for the benefit of the tenant.” The Housing Court Judge could have taken the easy route and dismissed the case based on Notice to Quit issues, forcing the parties to start over. Instead, the Judge granted our Client full relief, which will allow the Client and her family to reclaim the equity in the home that the ex-partner/Landlord promised them. Thank you, Collin and the Goodwin Appeals team, for your commitment and support during the Appeal and the remand. Keep up the good fight! 


Volunteer Opportunities

Join us for an upcoming clinic, whether in-person or remote. VLP remains flexible for our clients and volunteers. Volunteering and shadowing opportunities are available at all of our clinics in the Housing, Landlord Advocacy, Wage Theft, Family Law & Guardianship, Appeals, and Consumer units.

Sign up below:

In Person
Wage Theft Clinic
Consumer Debt Clinic
Housing Lawyer for the Day Clinic
Family Law and Guardianship Clinic
Appeals Clinic
Landlord 1-on-1 Advice Clinic
Housing Answer & Discovery Clinic
Family Law and Guardianship Clinic

Calling All Law Students!

There is still time to apply for our Fall 2023 Internship. We have internship opportunities available in all of our units!

Apply now before our August 9th deadline:

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A Warm Welcome to our Newest VLPies

Get to know our newest staff members Attorney Aubrey Ticer, Attorney Timothy Dills and Lou Aloise.

Aubrey Ticer, Esq. graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2021. She began her career as a public defender in Louisville, KY, before transitioning into housing law at the Legal Aid Society. Aubrey has experience in criminal and civil litigation and representing individuals in administrative proceedings against disqualification for public benefits. She enjoys exploring Boston and trying out new restaurants. 

Timothy Dills, Esq. joined VLP in February 2023 as a Staff Attorney in the Landlord Division of the Housing unit. Before that, in January 2022, Timothy was an intern in the Tenant Division of the Housing Unit. Timothy earned his J.D. in 2022 from New England Law | Boston, where he received a CALI award in Housing Discrimination. Timothy earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is excited to continue his work providing representation to underserved communities. 

Lou Aloise graduated from Granite State College in 2022 with a B.A. in History with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality studies. He has a background in real estate operations, higher education, and supporting JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion). Lou joined VLP in April 2023 as the Administrative Assistant. He enjoys reading, spending time with his cat, and playing cornhole in his free time. 

We are so thrilled to have them on board! If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining the VLP team, you can check out our open positions here.

Staff Role Updates

Congratulations to Attorney Caitlyn Freedman and Attorney Adrián Coss on their role transitions! Caitlyn is now Consumer and Appeals Staff Attorney and Adrian is Housing and Bankruptcy Staff Attorney.

Dana Farber Partners with Morgan Lewis and VLP

VLP launches a new partnership with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and law firm Morgan Lewis to aid in fulfilling VLP's commitment of bringing access to justice for those who need it the most. This partnership will allow VLP to use the expertise of estate planning lawyers to draft Wills, Power of Attorneys, and Health Care Proxies for Dana-Farber patients. 

Feb. '23 - Aug '23 Community Impact

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