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Pro-bono Legal Services for Civil Cases


Legal services to benefit persons with limited financial resources.

Congratulations, Tricia!

We are proud to announce Tricia, our Domestic Relations Paralegal, has won the Sinclair College Paralegal of the Year Award for 2024!

We know Tricia is wonderful and we are thrilled others recognize it as well!

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Legal Services Provided



Debt Collection Defense
Criminal Record Sealing

Child Support

Custody and Visitation
Employment Law
Landlord/Tenant Issues
Family Law

Limited Probate

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The Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) provides innovative opportunities for attorneys to perform pro bono civil legal services to benefit persons with limited financial resources.


When an attorney or other legal professional desires to fulfill his or her personal or professional calling or duty to contribute service to others, then GDVLP provides an effective bridge between that drive to serve and individuals with limited economic resources, as well as other non-profits with similar missions, needing help for civil legal issues.  In serving as the preferred bridge for attorneys and other legal professionals to provide community and professional service, GDVLP provides them with innovative and rewarding opportunities that optimize their time and unique talents to use their civic influence to assure access to justice.  In doing so, enthusiasm and passion for pro bono service is enhanced.


Guiding Principles

GDVLP recognizes that legal professionals are compassionate, caring and dedicated, appreciating the value of pro bono service to our community, and justice system.

By facilitating the delivery of high quality pro bono civil legal services, GDVLP addresses the critical issue of assuring equal access to justice.

GDVLP is innovative, adaptive, collaborative, and efficient.

GDVLP delivers its services with excellence and professionalism so that every volunteer's time and talent is optimized for the benefit of the volunteer, the client, the community, and the justice system. 


In all of its endeavors and activities, GDVLP promotes justice, fairness, dignity, respect for others, and respect for the rule of law.

Community Support

VLP faces constant funding challenges, and with the current economy, there is little we can eliminate.  We appreciate how the legal community steps up and assists us by volunteering and by donating.

Our primary support comes from the

Legal Services Corporation

as a subgrantee of

Legal Aid of Western Ohio


We are also grateful for the generous support we receive from:

  • American College of Bankruptcy

  • CareSource

  • The Dayton Bar Association Foundation

  • The Darke County Foundation

  • Dayton Legal Heritage Foundation

  • The Eichelberger Foundation

  • Life Essentials

  • Montgomery County Human Services Planning and Development Department

  • The Ohio Supreme Court 

  • The Southern District of Ohio

  • United Way

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Recent News


Information Clinics

Having trouble with your landlord?  Come see us about your rights and obligations as a renter.  Speak one on one with an attorney about dispute and receive valuable information and options.  Certain basic legal letters and forms are available upon request for your use as well.


Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project

109 N Main Street, Ste. 610

Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 461-3857

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“GDVLP provides a sense of hope to those that may not afford fair legal counsel. They are making a difference in our community to people that deserve fair law."
-GDVLP Donor
"I donate 10 hours a month on GDVLP cases. It's been so rewarding to my career. Seeing the kindness shared with these citizens is so heart-warming."
-GDVLP Volunteer
“We could not afford counsel for my Mothers estate and GDVLP was there to help us with our Real Estate legal needs.
-GDVLP Client
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