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 referrals and/or mentoring less experienced attorneys in their areas of specialization. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Accept pro bono case referrals

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

  • Conduct outreach presentations at shelters and veterans services agencies

  • Mentor early-career 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 networking events

  • Use of VLS's offices to meet with clients

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.

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

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

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.)