Our Projects

Vermont Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to Vermont residents. Our lawyers and paralegal advocates:

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

VLA helps with a wide range of civil legal areas. These include health care, housing, education, family law, public benefits and consumer law.

We can’t help with criminal cases or traffic violations. However, we can help victims of crime and abuse.

Due to the high level of need compared with the funding we get, we cannot directly help everyone. We provide some level of service to as many Vermonters as possible.

We offer practical tools, forms and legal information on our VTLawHelp.org website. We also direct people to other agencies, organizations and legal help.

Our staff is grouped into 11 projects. We describe their work and share client stories on these pages:

Need help?

You may qualify for legal help from Vermont Legal Aid. To ask for a referral to Vermont Legal Aid or other legal help:

  • use our Legal Help Tool on the VTLawHelp.org website, or
  • call our legal helpline at 1-800-889-2047.