CELEBRATING 35 YEARS: VOLS WORKS TO CLOSE THE JUSTICE GAP IN 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 alone, VOLS has provided access to justice for 2,925 low-income New Yorkers through 24,101 service hours offered by 1,095 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.