About Us

Vermont Legal Aid is a non-profit 501(c)(3) law firm established in 1968. We have a staff of 89 who are organized into 11 broad legal projects.

We provide civil legal services for Vermonters, including those living in poverty, with a disability, or over age 60. We also serve anyone who is discriminated against in housing decisions. We also help all who face challenges related to health care insurance or services.

Our services are free. Learn how to ask us for legal help.

Mission Statement

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.

Last year we provided vital legal information and referrals to 13,175 Vermonters. We also represented 6,222 Vermonters. See our statistics and learn about our impact.

Vermont Legal Aid’s total expenses in Fiscal Year 2021 were $8,812,285. View our financial information.

We work closely with our partner agency, Legal Services Vermont, which provides a variety of legal services and also manages the legal helpline that handles requests for legal help for both organizations. If we can help, clients are referred to either Vermont Legal Aid or Legal Services Vermont. Clients are also referred to other programs.

Together we maintain VTLawHelp.org, a legal help website. It provides practical tools and useful information for those who want to understand their rights or legal problem or need to represent themselves before state agencies, in fair hearings or in the courtroom. VTLawHelp.org also provides access to the services of Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont.

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