Forms for VLN Cases

Below are the forms and templates that our volunteers most frequently use. If you need any other forms, or have issue-specific questions, please contact the case placement coordinator or resource attorney in the area in which you are volunteering.


VLN Forms

Representation Agreement
Acuerdo de Representación (Representation Agreement en Inglés y Español)

We ask that you use VLN’s Representation Agreement whenever you are undertaking full representation services for a VLN client. We’ve designed it to meet not only attorney ethical responsibilities, but our funding requirements as well.

Clinic Data Sheet

If you volunteer at one of our legal clinics, we will have clinic data sheets on hand for your convenience. Please ask clients to complete the first page and review with them the limited scope language at the bottom (it meets attorney ethical responsibilities). Page two elicits information from the client to help you identify their legal issue; the bottom includes a number of fields we ask you to complete so we may meet funding requirements.

Closing Form

If you are completing full representation services to a client, please complete this form. While it may take five to ten minutes to complete, you may add that to your pro bono time. The information you provide is essential for us to make sound programmatic decisions and provide compelling information to ongoing and potential benefactors.


Commonly-used court Forms

In Forma Pauperis Petition and Order

Complete this form to ask the court to waive the filing fee for your client. Once you’ve completed the form, we’re happy to walk it over to the courthouse to get it signed for you.