Enabling New York City's Leading Law Firms to Serve Its Neediest Residents

Our mission is to leverage the good will, resources, and talents of New York City's leading law firms to provide pro bono legal assistance to the city’s neediest residents.

In 2014, our ten-person staff enabled 918 lawyers from 50 law firms to volunteer 17,908 hours, a value of $6 million in donated legal fees, to serve 2,978 low-income New Yorkers through VOLS' projects. Our Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project alone won $470,000 in benefits for people who lost their jobs through no fault of their own.