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May 28, 2014
On Friday, May 23rd, the VOLS Microenterprise Project team went to Harlem to celebrate the launch of Seasoned Vegan, a new vegan soul food restaurant opened by Brenda and Aaron Beener, a mother-and-son entrepreneurial duo who benefited from legal assistance offered through VOLS’ Microenterprise Project. Read more
May 21, 2014
We were thrilled to be mentioned in Law360’s May 20, 2014 piece, 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of your Pro Bono Work, an article that summarized the essence of VOLS' core strategies for str Read more
May 2, 2014
Today marks the start of VOLS’ 30th anniversary year! Read more
April 16, 2014
In 2013, while Congress debated extending federal unemployment benefits, VOLS' Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project was busy winning unemployment benefits for low-income New Yorkers. Read more
March 31, 2014
The Brookdale Center for the Healthy Aging has released their 2014 Benefits Checklist for Older Adults. A PDF version can be obtained by clicking here. Read more
March 31, 2014
This Thursday, April 3rd, the Brooklyn Museum hosts a screening of Crime After Crime: 7 pm, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Read more
March 25, 2014
Alex Ryley joined VOLS on February 24th, as the new director of the Elderly Project. Prior to his new role, Ryley worked as a staff attorney with The Legal Aid Society’s Brooklyn Office for the Aging. Read more
March 19, 2014
On February 20, 2014, VOLS and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett collaborated to host a legal clinic to help immigrant youth apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a temporary form of relief which benefits immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Read more

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