Vermont Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to people throughout Vermont who are poor, elderly, or have disabilities and who would otherwise be denied justice or the necessities of life.

Our Projects

  • Poverty Law Project

    Provides counsel and advice, brief service and full representation to income eligible clients in civil and family cases.

  • Elder Law Project

    Focuses on the legal needs and problems of seniors and provides a full range of legal services.

  • Disability Law Project

    Represents Vermonters with disabilities in a wide range of civil legal problems related to their disability.

  • Health Care Advocate Project

    Provides help to Vermonters that have problems and questions about health care and health insurance through a telephone hotline service.

  • Mental Health Law Project

    Provides specialized representation in mental health proceedings across Vermont.

  • Vermont Long Term Care Ombudsman

    Protects the health, welfare and rights of people who live in long term care facilities.

Help Support Us

Rental Discrimination Report

VLA's Housing Discrimination Law Project has published its 2012-2013 Rental Discrimination Report. View the report.

VLA in the News

An article by Christine Speidel, an attorney with VLA's Vermont Low Income Taxpayer Project and the Office of the Health Care Advocate, was published on Procedurally Taxing, a widely read blog for tax practitioners and academics.

Read Christine's article: ACA and Tax Procedure: Many Unanswered Questions Still Exist

See other VLA News


Vermont Legal Aid client
“My advocate was very caring and compassionate in handling this troubling situation. It restored my faith in the justice system.” — Vermont Legal Aid client