​Welcome

Thank you for reporting your information on this volunteer records website. These forms are password-protected for security reasons. Please contact Dean Margaret Barry for login information.

Supervisors, please log in here to confirm pro bono work done by VLS students for you.

Students, we ask that you use this website to record the volunteer work that you do while at VLS. Our intent is to provide an easy way for you and for VLS to keep track of your volunteer work.

There are two forms for you to use in reporting volunteer work:

Why do we want you to report this information?

Pro bono legal work

  • New York requires 50 hours of pro bono legal work prior to admission to its bar. California is expected to pass a similar requirement, and other states may follow. VLS needs to be able to accurately confirm this work when asked.
  • You can use this site to keep track of all of your pro bono work.
  • The records at this site can also be referred to when faculty are asked to write student recommendations.
  • The American Bar Association requires law schools to report the pro bono legal work that its students do.
  • Pro bono is free legal work done under the supervision of an attorney on behalf of indigent clients, religious, charitable, and other nonprofit entities or on behalf of the government.
  • The attorney who supervises your pro bono work will be asked to confirm that work by filling out a brief form, available at this site.

Other volunteer work

While not required to report on this, VLS likes to know of and takes pride in the contributions its students make in this and other communities. Reporting the other volunteer work that you do helps us to keep track of all volunteer work done beyond the pro bono legal work.