"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. 


 Are you a Veteran looking for assistance with applying for or increasing your amount of benefits?  The Maine Volunteers Lawyers Project, part of Pine Tree Legal, is announcing a new series of legal aid clinics to help veterans access benefits. The clinics will be held at the Portland Public Library (5 Monument Square, Portland – Lower Level) on the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Volunteers will provide free help to veterans applying for VA benefits or appealing a denial. No appointments necessary. 


The VLP is currently having trouble with our phone intake system.  If you are a potential client seeking services and wish to reach us, please email jfarwell@vlp.org or write us at VLP, PO Box 547, Portland, Me.  04112. Once we receive your email or correspondence we will attempt to contact you within 10 days. Thank you for your patience.


If you are an attorney considering volunteering your time, check out this video!

Potential community member and student volunteers should watch this video!

We have a great partnership with Bowdoin College... Check out this article about two of our 2013 Summer interns!

VLP News

Helpful Info

Maine Attorneys Saving Homes (MASH) Resources 

Project Salute: Free legal clinics helping veterans with VA disability claims. Please check your local library to see if they are participating or go to Maine State Library Website for more details

Watch WCSH 207 News story about our successful October clinic at the Portland Public Library. Check back here for our announcements of future Project Salute workshops.

Maine Veterans' Legal Needs