At Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO, we believe that as lawyers, we should do our part to give back to the local community whenever possible and raise awareness about programs that help those in need of legal services. One such program that perfectly fits these ideals is the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). The Volunteer Lawyers Project is part of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s pro bono program and aims to help the less fortunate in Nebraska obtain legal representation and pursue equal justice.
VLP and its network of volunteer lawyers was established in 1982. Since then, it has provided critical civil legal services to low-income Nebraskans. In 2016, the program helped more than 6,000 Nebraska residents receive help from lawyers and 2,800 more receive representation at county courthouses. Most cases VLP helps with involve issues affecting basic human needs. Volunteer lawyers often help families place children in a safer living environment, for example, or obtain the financial support they need to survive.
On June 2nd, 2017, 70 golfers took part in the 14th Annual Greater Nebraska Golf Scramble at Dismal River Golf Club near Mullen, NE to raise money and awareness for the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Welsh & Welsh was proud to be among the law firm co-sponsors that helped make the tournament a monumental success. In total, the tournament raised more than $10,000 to keep the Volunteer Lawyers Project doing what it does best.
We look forward to seeing the pro bono work VLP makes possible with the money raised by this tournament.