Legal Services Vermont

We provide a wide range of civil (not criminal) legal services to Vermonters: 

LSV staff

  • legal advice and information over the phone
  • direct legal support or representation for low-income Vermonters in specific situations in areas like housing, debt collection, public benefits, abuse and victims of crime
  • legal representation for low-income Vermonters at rent escrow and eviction hearings
  • referrals to free lawyers through our Pro Bono Program
  • legal education and outreach events
  • self-help legal information on VTLawHelp.org
Our services are free.
 
We are the first point of contact for Vermonters looking for civil legal help. We screen all incoming requests. If we can help with a legal problem, we refer clients to our own staff of lawyers and advocates or to Vermont Legal Aid. We also refer clients to other programs, low-cost legal help, or free lawyers through our Pro Bono Program, when appropriate.
 
We get many requests for help. We cannot help everyone who asks, but we will offer other referrals or resources.
 
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“You guys are a blessing to us low-income Vermonters. Thank you for all you do, and I will help spread the word to those in need.”

— Vermonter who attended an online legal information event