The Power of Volunteers

Meet Ashley*, whose criminal record from a difficult past prevented her from getting a job. Thanks to a volunteer lawyer from VLN, Ashley’s records are sealed and she is looking forward to advancing her career.
*Client name changed for confidentiality.

Hear from Shaunta, a pregnant mother who faced eviction despite paying her rent in full, and how Wendy Willson Legge of VLN helped her family keep their home.

Learn about a few of our clinic partners who help us #MakeProBonoHappen: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), the Minnesota Judicial Branch and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Clinic.

VLN’s Eviction Expungement Clinics, in partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way and Corporate Pro Bono Council, helped Natasha escape homelessness and slum lords to find safe, affordable housing for her and her daughter.

VLN client Francisco Marquez shares the story of gaining citizenship after living in the United States for more than 20 years, with the help of a volunteer attorney and VLN.

Volunteer Lawyers Network volunteer attorney helps Mariann achieve treble damages award.

Arelia shares how the services she received from her volunteer attorney enabled her to save her most precious asset – her home.

Courtney talks about how the bankruptcy services she received from her volunteer attorney enabled her to build a better life for herself and her children.

Mamaday and Lois describe how their volunteer attorneys saved them from being victimized by scam artists.