Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County

VLP of Onondaga County Probono Syracuse, New York, United States 16 Jan 2015

Job Description

The mission of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc. is to expand access to justice by identifying and meeting the unmet civil legal services needs of low income people in Onondaga County through increasing the pro bono participation of the legal community.

VLP pursues this mission by enlisting the help of lawyers throughout Onondaga County who are willing to volunteer their time on a pro bono basis. Volunteer attorneys assist clients who meet VLP’s eligibility standards and who have been screened and interviewed by VLP staff members on discrete legal issues.

Clinics Include:

  • Eviction Defense Clinic
  • Pro Se Divorce
  • Family Court
  • Surrogates Court
  • Talk to a Lawyer
  • Say Yes to Education
  • Veterans
  • A Law (LGBTQ issues)
  • Immigration
  • Not for Profit

FOR LAWYERS
To ​sign up to become a volunteer, contact Sally Curran, Executive Director, at scurran@onbar.org or (315) 579-2576.

VLP is a pro bono CLE provider. You may be eligible for 1 CLE credit for every 2 hours of pro bono service provided to low-income clients through our program. For more informatio​​n, visit the NY State Courts website on CLE credits here.

FOR LAW STUDENTS
There are opportunities for law student volunteers to participate in all of our programming.

If you are a Syracuse University School of Law student, please contact probono@law.syr.edu for more information on opportunities with VLP.

If you are a law student from another school or you are a recent law graduate, please reach out to VLP directly via Sally Curran at scurran@onbar.org or (315) 579-2576.

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