Our Projects

Vermont Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to Vermont residents. Our lawyers and paralegal advocates, with support from our staff:

  • represent clients
  • provide advice, forms and other helpful tools, and information
  • testify before the legislature or administrative committees and boards about how laws or rules impact Vermonters everyday
  • advocate for new protections or the enforcement of those that already exist and
  • identify and work to correct systemic problems that adversely affect vulnerable people

VLA provides information, advice and representation in a wide range of civil legal areas including health care, housing, education, family law, public benefits, and consumer law. We don't take criminal cases or traffic violations. However, we can help victims of crime and abuse.

Due to the high level of need, compared with funding, we aren't able to provide direct help to everyone who is eligible for our services. We provide some level of service to as many people as possible; offer practical tools, forms and legal information on our VTLawHelp.org website; and direct people to other agencies, organizations and legal help.

Our projects:

Our newest projects:

  • Housing for Everyone Legal Project
  • Homeowner Legal Assistance Project
  • Medical-Legal Partnership Project
  • Victims’ Rights Project