Supporting Equal Access to Justice for Over 30 Years

The Vermont Bar Foundation is the leading private funding source for dozens of legal services and critical access to justice programs throughout the state.

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From Legal Aid to Law School Clinics to Domestic Violence Prevention programs, the Foundation has been there to make sure Vermonters have someone to turn to in their moment of need.

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Grant Programs

The Foundation furthers its mission by distributing funds to grantees that ensure that all Vermonters have meaningful access to justice and understand the process. read more »

Grantee Spotlight

Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.

Vermont Legal Aid (VLA) is where individuals and families turn when faced with a civil legal problem that threatens their…

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Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA)


As a fund-raising organization, the Foundation collects money from a number of sources. First and foremost, we collect money from lawyer trust accounts. This process is known as IOLTA and is mandated by the Vermont Supreme Court. read more »

Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship

katelyn atwood, vermon povertly law fellow 2014-2016

This two-year program employs a young attorney to focus on an area of need for all Vermonters. Past fellows have emphasized foreclosure relief, Hurricane Irene and flood relief, and juvenile advocacy. read more »

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

loan repayment assistance program

The Foundation is committed to supporting attorneys who choose to work in the public service sector. These attorneys typically earn lower salaries than in private practice and their loan obligations preclude their ability to take public service positions. read more »

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