During the COVID-19 crisis, VOLS stands by New Yorkers facing legal challenges. To request free legal assistance, contact us by phone:

  • Main VOLS Office: (212) 966-4400
  • Small Business / VOLS Microenterprise Project Hotline: 347-521-5729
  • Seniors & Veterans/ VOLS Elderly Project Hotline: (347) 521-5704 or for older Veterans: (347) 521-5725
  • Immigrant Youth/ VOLS Immigration Project Hotline: 347-521-5722
  • Unemployed Workers/ VOLS Unemployed Workers Project Hotline: 347-521-5720


35 YEARS OF SERVICE: VOLUNTEERS OF LEGAL SERVICE | NEW YORK CITY

On Law Day (May 1) in 1984, the New York City Bar launched Volunteers of Legal Service in response to the crisis sparked by federal budget cuts to legal services. For 35 years, the VOLS team has partnered with New York’s pro bono lawyers to close the justice gap in our community.

 

In the last year, VOLS has provided access to justice for over 4,350 low-income New Yorkers through 24,000 service hours offered by over 1,000 attorneys and other volunteers from 60 law firms and legal departments, and through collaborations with over 200 community organizations. We address crucial legal issues facing immigrants, seniors, school children and their families, mothers in prison, micro-entrepreneurs, veterans, and LGBTQ New Yorkers.

 

Click here to donate $35 to VOLS for 35 years.

Click here to read Marcia Levy's 35th-anniversary message. 

Click here for information about VOLS' 35th-anniversary celebration, March 2020.