Welcome to our Fall Newsletter

I love the fall and back to school season--it's a time to refresh, reflect, and be thankful.  As we head into this season, I think about what we have to be thankful for.  At the VLP, thanks to you, we are celebrating our 25th year. 
25 Years--it's an incredible milestone--something we hope you will celebrate with us. 

Read about what the VLP has been up to lately--we've been busy! We moved to our new office at 44 Court Street in April, we had our most successful  Anniversary Gala ever at BAM in May, we have new foreclosure staff  and we have partnered with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams  to provide legal clinics to Brooklynites facing foreclosure. 

We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events--the 10th Annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5k on October 4th in Prospect Park and the VLP's Volunteer Recognition Event on December 1st.
Celebrate your contribution to the VLP's 25 years--read the inspiring stories of our featured volunteers whose unique commitment to pro bono has made the VLP what it is today.  Together , we can ensure that the VLP will continue to provide critical legal services to those that need it most.

All the best,
Heidi Henderson
Executive Director
Register for the 10th Annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5k (LP5k)

The much-anticipated 10th Annual LP5k will be held on Sunday, October 4th in Prospect Park. Sign up, register a team, or sponsor the event  here.
Noteworthy Milestone: 25 Years 

25 years of the Brooklyn VLP means 25 years spent fighting for the basic needs of Brooklyn families. Showing your support is easy with a recurring monthly gift: commit to 25 dollars a month to celebrat 25 years of justice . In honor of this anniversary, we  feature exceptional volunteers  whose commitment to pro bono have made the VLP what it is today.

44 Court Street

The VLP officially moved at the end of April to its new home at 44 Court Street. Through the  44 Court Campaign we raised $6 2,086 to help offset the costs of the move. Thank you to our generous office sponsors and to those who helped us raise the rent ! We have settled in and are now enjoying more office space for our growing staff and a brand new conference room - it's not too late to  support our new office!

25th Anniversary Gala

The VLP 25th Anniversary Gala held on May 20, 2015 at Brooklyn Academy of Music was a huge success, raising nearly $350,000! Check out the  press coverage,  see the  gala journal , read the  VLP thank you letter,   and  see photos .

New Foreclosure Team

Three new staff attorneys joined the foreclosure team at the VLP: William Flynn, Managing Attorney, and Christopher Mamone and Marcelo Lorenzen, Staff Attorneys. Read about the VLP's new foreclosure partnership with the Brooklyn Borough President  and meet our new staff members.
In The News: Jim Slattery Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono

The  New York Law Journal honors Jim Slattery , VLP's Board President and pro bono volunteer, as a Lawyer Who Leads by Example. Jim truly leads by example--not only is he a long-time VLP board member and supporter, but he volunteers in our offices two days a week providing pro bono help to VLP clients. Thank you Jim!
In The News: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Spotlights The VLP's Senior Education Program

The  Brooklyn Daily Eagle  featured the VLP's National Grid Foundation Senior Legal Education and Assistance Program ("Senior LEAP") through the lens of Robin Goeman, a dedicated VLP volunteer and elder rights advocate. Read  about the importance of educating the elderly on critical life planning issues in the Daily Eagle's words. 
Save The Date! 

December 1st, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Rotunda at Brooklyn Borough Hall
A celebration that honors the excellent pro bono work of the VLP volunteer community.

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