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Vermont is joining 40 + other states offering “Free Legal Answers” programs, where low-income persons can log on to a vt.freelegalanswers.org website, type in up to three legal questions per year, and are notified by e-mail when a volunteer lawyer has answered the question on-line.

To volunteer, lawyers must be licensed in Vermont and register by logging on to vt.freelegalanswers.org, clicking the “Volunteer Attorney Registration” tab and following the prompts. You will receive an e-mail when your registration has been processed, and can log on any time after the site has been activated to review questions in the queue, and to select questions to answer at your discretion. We hope that this will be a very convenient way for lawyers to meet the aspirational goal of 50 hours of pro bono services per year set forth in Rule 6.1.

Click HERE for “Frequently Asked Questions from Volunteer Attorneys”, “Frequently Asked Questions from Site Users”, and “Other Places to Find Legal Help and Information”, for your information. If you have any questions about registering to be a volunteer lawyer, please contact Mary Ashcroft at mashcroft@vtbar.org or Sam Abel-Palmer at sabel-palmer@lawlinevt.org. Thank you for your help with this latest access to justice initiative!