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For more information about
pro bono opportunities, email
VLS Pro Bono Director
Angie Vargas Martin at


Veterans Legal Services welcomes attorney volunteers interested in accepting pro bono case assignments and/or mentoring less experienced attorneys in their areas of expertise. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Accept pro bono case assignments

  • Counsel veterans at legal clinics, Stand Down, and other periodic legal aid events

  • Mentor other volunteer attorneys


VLS supports its volunteer attorneys in a number of ways:

  • Coverage through VLS's malpractice insurance

  • Mentorship and support on veterans' issues

  • Free access to trainings and events

VLS Pro Bono Director Angie Vargas Martin


Mia Frabotta

Partner, McCarter & English

You will rarely have the opportunity to make such a critical difference in the life of another person as you will volunteering to provide legal services to help veterans. Working with VLS is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you can have as a lawyer.

VLS & the Boston Bar Association Present:

The Value of Volunteering to Help Our Military Veterans

Legal services make up NINE of the top ten unmet needs of veterans experiencing housing insecurity. Legal assistance and representation are key to veterans securing adequate and permanent housing, accessing specialized benefits, capitalizing on their full economic potential, and promoting their well-being. 


VLS’s 300-member panel of volunteer attorneys provides critical capacity in VLS’s mission to make access to justice more equitable. Answering VLS’s call to service is a meaningful and rewarding way to make a difference for individual veterans, families, and communities. It also provides opportunities to gain pro bono hours while developing advocacy expertise across a wide range of practice areas.

2017-2018: Steve Parker, Esq.

Mintz (ret.)

2016-2017: Hon. Paul A. Chernoff (ret.)


2015-2016: Hon. John C. Cratsley (ret.)

2014-2015: Jordan Krasnow, Esq. 
Goulston & Storrs (Of Counsel) and 

Richard Allen, Esq. 

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (Board President) and Casner & Edwards (ret.)

2013-2014: Rosemary Allen, Esq.

Mintz (ret.)

2023-2024: Susan Anderson, Esq.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (former)


2022-2023: Michelle Wolf, Esq.

Veterans Disability Benefits


2019-2020: Pamela Meister, Esq.
Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (ret.)


2018-2019: Jonathan Feltner, Esq.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (ret.) and

Crispin Birnbaum, Esq. 

Massachusetts Probation Service

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