Description & History

Founded in 1990 as a committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Volunteer Lawyers Project (the VLP) became an independent 501(c)(3)NYS non-profit in July 1992. Its mission is to provide high quality pro bono civil legal representation and advice and counsel from the private bar to poor and low-income residents of Brooklyn.

It is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors; at the present time the staff consists of three attorneys and one non-attorney, the Pro Bono Coordinator.

Each year, the VLP assists over 2000 persons, providing equal access to the legal system.

About the organization

Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.

Jeannie Costello
Executive Director
(718) 624-5446
James Slattery
Board President
(718) 780-0050
Jessica Spiegel
Volunteer Manager
(718) 624-3894 ext 4)