After securing additional office space on our current floor, the VLP is expanding at 44 Court!  We are excited to now announce:

Grow VLP:  Expanding in size.  Extending in reach. 
A campaign to strengthen the VLP's supportive space and ensure equal access to legal services for Brooklyn's most vulnerable residents. 

With the VLP's build-out nearly complete, we are counting down the days until we open our new doors to the Brooklyn community.  We strive every day to provide a comforting, safe, and inviting environment for our many clients, who when facing hardships and struggles, turn to the VLP for legal assistance and support.  We also value the relationships we have with our many volunteers, partners, and friends and look forward to hosting engaging community forums, trainings, and panels. 

We hope you will grow with us as we expand for impact.  For information on naming and sponsorship opportunities and to join the Grow VLP campaign, please contact Melissa Starr, Director of Development. 


The VLP will be presenting a series of CLE trainings with community partners in the upcoming months, including:

Probate:  How to Prove A Will
Wednesday, September 27, 6-8pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall
Presented by:  Daniel R. Antonelli, Esq., Antonelli & Antonelli, Attorneys at Law
This course is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono Will or other matter from the VLP before March 27, 2018.  Learn more and register

Foreclosure Defense in the Post-HAMP Environment
Wednesday, October 4, 6-8pm at  Abrams Fensterman
Presented by: Christopher Mamone, Esq., Managing Attorney, Foreclosure Prevention, VLP and Rose Marie Cantanno, Esq., Associate Director, Consumer Protection Project, NYLAG.
This course is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono Foreclosure or other matter from the VLP or NYLAG before April 9, 2018.   Learn more and register.  

Determination and Modification of Orders of Child Support in Family Court
Wednesday, October 18, 6-8pm at the Brooklyn Bar Association, First Floor Auditorium
Presented by:  Sidney Cherubin, Esq., Director of Legal Services, VLP, Patrick Garcia, Esq., Law Firm of Patrick R. Garcia, and Joanne Reece, Esq., Family Law Staff Attorney, VLP.
This course is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono child support matter from the VLP before April 18, 2018.   Learn more and register


Pro Bono Week 2017 is coming! October 22-28.  

About #PBW17
Pro Bono Week takes place every year in October and celebrates the pro bono ethic of the thousands of professionals who volunteer their skills and professional expertise to support nonprofits all around the world.

The VLP will be hosting an engaging Volunteer Orientation as well as highlighting our extraordinary pro bono attorneys on social media throughout the week. We encourage you to get involved, share your stories, and join us in the celebration of professional services for the public good! Stay tuned for more ways to participate. 

Volunteer with the VLP - Your assistance can be life changing.
Training and support you need.   CLE credits.  Opportunities to develop skills. If you're interested in volunteering, October is your month to sign up! 


Reach Out for Community Outreach 
Are you a parent coordinator, teacher, advocate, faith leader, or Brooklynite interested in bringing legal resources and education to your community?  Please contact the VLP.  We have innovative programs from Know Your Rights presentations in foreclosure and bankruptcy to a focused curriculum for high school students in credit abuse resistance, and so much more. 

With each forward moving step, the VLP's mission remains the same - to help the underserved and to ensure equal access to justice for all.  Please support our continued efforts.