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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 specialization. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Accept pro bono case assignments

  • Counsel veterans at Stand Down, Yellow Ribbon events, 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 networking 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

For hundreds of Massachusetts veterans, civil legal aid is a catalyst for stability. Legal services rank among veterans’ top three unmet needs, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Legal assistance and representation are key to veterans securing adequate and permanent housing; accessing specialized benefits; capitalizing on their full economic potential; and facilitating their well-being. 


VLS’s 255-member network of volunteer attorneys provides critical capacity in VLS’s fight to make access to justice more equitable and holistically support veterans in overcoming adversity and living the happy, healthy, and dignified lives they deserve. Answering VLS’s call to service is a meaningful and rewarding way to make a difference for individual veterans, families, and communities. It also affords multiple opportunities to gain pro bono service hours while developing rich advocacy expertise across a wide range of civil law practice areas.

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.); Crispin Birnbaum, Esq. Massac
husetts Probation Service

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.)

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