"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.
Check out this interview with Cailen Lewis, retiring Executive Director of the Maine Bar Foundation!
If you are an attorney considering volunteering your time, check out this video!
We have a great partnership with Bowdoin College... Check out this article about two of our 2013 Summer interns!