Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont work together to provide free civil (not criminal) legal help to low-income people who live in Vermont. Our services are free.
Legal Services Vermont screens all requests for legal help. If we can help with a legal problem, we will refer you to lawyers and advocates at Vermont Legal Aid or Legal Services Vermont. We also might refer you to other programs.
Please contact us to find out if we can help you. We may be able to give you advice. We may be able to tell you where to find information to help you represent yourself in court.
We can’t help everyone who needs help. We may not be able to help you based on your income. We do not have enough attorneys to help everyone who asks us.
Please note: We won’t defend you in a criminal case or traffic violation. We also can’t represent you in a personal injury case.
How to Get Help
1. Use the Find Legal Help tool. Use our step-by-step guide to finding legal information and fill out a form to ask for legal advice on problems that we might help with.
2. Explore our web pages. Choose from the menu of legal and health care topics.
3. Contact us. Call 1-800-889-2047 or fill out our Legal Help Request Form.
Our phone lines are open at these times:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you need to contact us at other times, you can fill out our form or leave a message. We will call you back as soon as we can. Be sure to tell us your phone number and the best time to reach you.
Our offices are closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.
You may not be able to reach us right away, so don't wait until the last minute to call us about an emergency!