Vermont Legal Aid is a non-profit 501(c) 3 law firm established in 1968.
We provide civil legal services for those living in poverty, with a disability, or over age 60. We also serve anyone who is discriminated against in housing decisions and all who face challenges related to health care insurance or services. Our work spans seven broad projects.
We work closely with our partner agency, Legal Services Vermont, which was formerly known as Law Line. Legal Services Vermont provides a variety of legal services and also manages the legal helpline that handles requests for legal help for both organizations. If we can help, clients are referred to either Vermont Legal Aid or Legal Services Vermont. Clients are also referred to other programs.
Together we maintain VTLawHelp.org, a legal help website. It provides practical tools and useful information for those who want to understand their rights or legal problem or need to represent themselves before state agencies, in fair hearings or in the courtroom. VTLawHelp.org also provides access to the services of Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont. The website averages more than 23,000 pageviews each month.
Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont work together to identify innovative and efficient ways to provide legal advice and assistance to as many people as possible. Together we provide advice or representation to more than 7,500 Vermont residents each year.
Visit our Publications page for Vermont Legal Aid brochures in English and other languages.