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Our Beliefs


To create a just and compassionate society through a fair and effective justice system.


To create a just community by funding legal services for the disadvantaged and developing programs that enhance the understanding of and access to the Vermont legal system.

Core Values

Our four core values support our mission and vision. They guide our actions and assist us in evaluating our current performance and positioning us for sustainable growth.

  • Learning. Our services and programs inform people about the Vermont legal system and its challenges and impacts.
  • Collaboration. We believe in the value of healthy, lasting relationships between and among our staff, board, partners, sister organizations, stakeholders, and Vermont individuals, families, and businesses, and we do our part to contribute to the Vermont community.
  • Fairness and Equity. We strive for an equitable and inclusive legal system to make our society more fair and just, and we seek solutions to structural and systemic inequalities that impact our most vulnerable.
  • Adaptability. We are attentive and endeavor to respond to the changing needs of our Vermont community.
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