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Success Stories

The Vermont Bar Foundation makes a significant impact on the lives of low-income Vermonters. The organizations we fund work every day to help the people of Vermont understand their legal issues and gain access to justice. When you support the VBF, you are helping to create positive outcomes like these.

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Windsor/Orange Legal Assistance Project

When a Parent Needs Legal Help for an Adult Child

A lawyer’s help with parent/child legal guardianships can make all the difference.

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Vermont Legal Aid

The High Cost of a “Cheap” Rental

Helping one family can lead to consumer reform for all.

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Children First!

Meeting in the Middle

When it comes to custody, patient work can dramatically improve a child’s situation.

Have Justice—Will Travel

A Mother's Contact Restored

In a domestic violence situation, swift action is often needed to keep family members safe.

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Rutland Pilot Project

Foreclosure: A Homeowner's Worst Nightmare

Sometimes a lawyer can help a desperate homeowner get back on track.

Vermont Legal Aid

A Big Win for Accessibility

Sometimes the support of the Vermont Bar Foundation can result in better lives for a whole class of individuals.

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Have Justice—Will Travel

Protection from a Sex Offender

For those whose immigration status is tenuous, legal support can make a critical difference.

Law Line of Vermont

A Lifeline for An Elder

For the elderly, effective legal intervention can often mean maintaining their basic means of survival.

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Windham County Legal Assistance Project

When Falling Behind on Rent Can Seem Hopeless

A lawyer’s help in negotiating a settlement can be a “win win” for both parties.

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Children First!

Helping a Family Recover

Protecting children and reuniting families are both important goals.

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Steps to End Domestic Violence (fka WHBW)

Client Education Makes a Difference

Answering a client’s legal questions helps lead to a positive result.

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