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Non-Stop Pro Bono from VLP

The Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) goes non-stop. O’Brien & Levine is a sponsor for the 2016 Annual Reception to make sure its programs keep going—providing pro bono legal assistance to clients who would otherwise not have representation.

Attorneys at all stages of their careers take cases for clients in civil matters such as guardianship, probate and family, bankruptcy, employment, housing and consumer debt. Law students and paralegals also participate. Representation may be for a client’s case from start to finish.  Or it may require limited assistance through court-based clinics and Lawyer for the Day programs.

The reception on April 14, 4-6 p.m., John Adams Courthouse, will be a tribute to Esther Lardent who founded VLP in 1997 and was its first executive director. She then founded the Pro Bono Institute, based in Washington, D.C. Known as the “Queen of Pro Bono,” she passed away April 4.

Attorneys who volunteer with VLP agree on this: There is nothing more rewarding.

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