Volunteers of Legal Service

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1984, when leaders in the private bar responded to severe federal government budget cuts to legal services. They committed through VOLS to dramatically increase pro bono service in New York City’s underserved communities. Across decades and through crises such as the 1980s HIV/AIDS epidemic, 2008 financial crisis, and COVID-19 pandemic, VOLS’ legal services have helped to anchor the safety net in our city.  

Jan 25, 2024
Full time
$66,300 - $75,990 yearly
Volunteers of Legal Service Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
Job Title: Staff Attorney, Senior Law Project Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to work in our Senior Law Project. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated attorney who is passionate about providing free legal services to older adults with limited resources in New York City with a focus on end of life and incapacity planning as well as on a wide range of other civil legal issues. This role will report to the Senior Law Project Supervising Attorney and is part of union ALAA UAW Local 2325.   Organizational Mission   For 40 years, VOLS has partnered with New York City’s leading law firms and companies as well as community-based organizations to help close the access to justice gap for low-income New Yorkers. VOLS provides free, civil legal services to New Yorkers with limited resources, including seniors, veterans, individuals entitled to public benefits, immigrant youth, children and their families, mothers in prison or...
Jan 25, 2024
Full time
$105,000 - $125,000 yearly
Volunteers of Legal Service Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
About the Role Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) seeks an experienced and motivated attorney to lead our Immigration Project. This role will supervise the Immigration team which consists of two Staff Attorneys and two Legal Assistants. This role will report to the Legal Director and serve on VOLS’ Leadership Team.    Organizational Mission For 40 years, VOLS has partnered with New York City’s leading law firms and companies as well as community-based organizations to help close the access to justice gap for low-income New Yorkers. VOLS provides free, civil legal services to New Yorkers with limited resources, including seniors, veterans, individuals entitled to public benefits, immigrant youth, children and their families, mothers in prison or jail, and small business owners. Last year, VOLS assisted clients on more than 4,000 legal matters, and our services benefited over 6,200 individual New Yorkers. VOLS’ staff of 21, including 15 attorneys and law graduates, works...