Vermont Legal Aid is where Vermonters turn when they face a civil legal problem that threatens their rights, shelter, job, health or well-being.
Our work spans 11 broad projects and our services are free.
We strive to advance fairness and justice in the civil legal system, address the social and economic interests of our clients, and confront the underlying causes of poverty, discrimination and inequality.
Our work involves:
- representing clients
- providing legal information and advice, forms and other helpful tools
- testifying before the legislature or administrative committees and boards about how laws or rules impact Vermonters everyday
- advocating for new protections or the enforcement of those that already exist, and
- identifying and working to correct systemic problems that adversely affect vulnerable people