Need legal help?
- Visit our legal help website at VTLawHelp.org and use the Legal Help Tool.
The website answers questions about Vermont law, your rights and how to solve your legal problem. The website also lets you connect with us to ask for help. It includes court forms and information about Vermont courts and court procedures. VTLawHelp.org was created by and is maintained by Legal Services Vermont and Vermont Legal Aid.
- Contact us and leave a message.
You may get the fastest response if you fill out our Legal Help Request Form at any time. If possible, include your email address and/or a phone number where you can get a text message. This will help us reach you.
Or, leave a message on our legal helpline at 1-800-889-2047 during these hours:
- Monday: 8 - 1
- Tuesday: 12:30 - 7
- Wednesday: 8 - 1
- Thursday: 12:30 - 7
- Friday: 8 - 1
Problems we cannot help with: We can’t help you with traffic violations. We can’t help you with most personal injury cases, workers compensation, and real estate law. We can’t help you if you are a landlord with a tenant problem. We also can’t defend you in a criminal case or if you are a defendant in a Relief from Abuse case. (However, we can help if you need legal help due to being a victim of crime or abuse.)
Be sure to tell us your phone number and the best time to reach you. When you leave a message or use the online form:
- Let us know if you need a free interpreter.
- Tell us your name and phone number.
- Tell us the safest way to reach you and whether we can leave a message, send an email or a text.
- Tell us the best time to reach you. We make callbacks from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
- Give us a description of the problem. Let us know if it’s an emergency.
- Let us know if you received paperwork or court papers and what the dates are on those documents.
- Keep those documents nearby so we can talk about them when we call you back.
We may not be able to call you back right away, so don't wait until the last minute to call us about an emergency.
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- View a list of other legal clinics and projects around Vermont on the Vermont Bar Association (VBA) website. See the link under “Other Resources” on this VBA web page.
- The Vermont Law School in South Royalton and Burlington has a legal clinic that helps many Vermonters, particularly in Orange and Windsor Counties. Call 802-763-7718 or find out more about the South Royalton Legal Clinic.
- For help with immigration issues in Vermont, contact the Vermont Immigrant Assistance Project at Vermont Law School’s South Royalton Legal Clinic and in Burlington. Call 802-831-1500 or email VIAclinic@vermontlaw.edu. Or contact the Association of Africans Living in Vermont in Burlington. Call 802-985-3106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vermont Veterans facing eviction or foreclosure can contact the Safely Home project for advice and help.
- Ask legal questions online through Vermont’s Free Legal Answers program.
- Disability Rights Vermont works to defend and advance the rights of people with disabilities and mental health issues. Call them at 1-800-834-7890.
- ACLU of Vermont works to protect the constitutional rights of all Vermonters. Call them at 802-223-6304.
- The Vermont Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer in the state.
- The Consumer Assistance Program is sponsored by the Vermont Attorney General and the University of Vermont. They help people with problems with goods or services they purchased and provide information about consumer rights and responsibilities. Call them at 1-800-649-2424.