Established in 1966, Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd. (VLN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which provides civil legal services to low-income people through volunteer attorneys. VLN’s mission is to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.
VLN seeks to provide as many low-income persons as possible with a positive outcome to their legal matter. Positive outcomes include: preventing homelessness; preventing illegal garnishment; preventing domestic violence; obtaining wages for hours worked; and obtaining custody orders.
Volunteer Lawyers Network’s Commitment to Diversity
Volunteer Lawyers Network protects the basic human needs of those in poverty by connecting them with volunteer lawyers. We are acutely aware that those without a lawyer usually lack meaningful access to justice and mindful that some people face great barriers in accessing the protections of the law. As a result, we are committed to ensuring the accessibility of our services to all, regardless of race, ethnicity/cultural history, country of origin, immigration status, religious beliefs, age, disability, sex, political ideology, language abilities, mental health status, sexual orientation, gender identity, literacy level, and education level.
We are committed to identifying and eliminating any barriers that restrict or prevent access to our services for any group. We will strive to ensure that our eligibility process has no unnecessary restrictions or procedures with an unfair impact. We will strive to ensure that our services are provided by advocates (staff and volunteers) who are competent, unbiased, ethical, adequately trained, committed to ensuring access to justice for all, and to the extent possible, reflect the makeup of the community we serve.