Volunteer Legal Services
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What Is VLSC?
The Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) provides free legal assistance to low-income and poor people in Alameda County with certain non-criminal legal issues.
The Alameda County Bar Association began its Volunteer Legal Services Program in 1982, and it was incorporated in 1985 as the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, a tax-exempt charitable corporation. VLSC is governed by an independent board of directors.
I Want to Partner with VLSC to Unlock Access to Justice! What Can I Do?
Make a Donation! Your tax-deductible contribution helps VLSC bridge the justice gap in Alameda County. Questions? Contact Operations and Development Coordinator Whitney Ward at (510) 302-2209.
Volunteer! VLSC offers two types of services--we can help a client find a pro bono attorney or refer them to an advice or document preparation clinic. Questions? Contact Director of Access Programs Elizabeth Hom at (510) 302-2216.
VLSC Mission Statement
VLSC provides free direct legal assistance to Alameda County's low-income population by mobilizing volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono service.
VLSC Vision Statement
VLSC seeks to provide legal help to people living in Alameda County who otherwise cannot afford it.
VLSC Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan was approved by the VLSC Board on May 27, 2008.
Click here for VLSC's Brochure
Click here for VLSC's 2009 Legal Services Directory