Vermont Legal Aid

Vermont Legal Aid is where individuals and families turn when they face a civil legal problem that threatens their rights, shelter, job, health or well-being.

Through our work that spans seven broad projects, 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

We are committed to being accessible and welcoming to all.

Vermont Legal Aid joins with legal services organizations across the country to speak out against racially biased policing and in favor of justice for all of Vermont’s diverse communities - and to affirm that Black Lives Matter.

Read the Joint Statement from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) and the Shriver Center