The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.., (PBRC) is the statewide coordinator of volunteer legal services. Our mission is to promote equal access to justice in Maryland by coordinating and supporting volunteer civil legal services, providing resources and support for legal advocates for the poor, and promoting cooperation within the legal community.

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Thank you for a wonderful 2015 Partners for Justice Conference. We look forward to seeing you in 2016!


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8:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Morning Plenary by Judge Larnzell Martin, Jr.

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

Rm. 345:  Yes We Can! Best Fundraising Practices From (Local) Legal Services Organizations
Rm. 346:  Access to Justice through Access to Legal Information
Rm. 347:  Housing Justice: Evidence Matters
Rm. 348:  Improving Access to Public Benefits for People with Disabilities
Rm. 349:  Executive Action for Immigrants: Getting Ready & Getting Going
Rm. 350:  From Ferguson to Maryland: Holding Police Accountable

11:15 AM to 12:30 PM

Rm. 345:  Making Custody Mediation Effective for Co-Parenting Long Term
Rm. 346:  The Long Reach of Student Loans
Rm. 347:  One Problem, Many Solutions: Active Efforts to Confront the Maryland Access to Justice Crisis
Rm. 348:  Empowering Our Clients by Creating Safe Spaces
Rm. 349:  The Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Crisis: The Response from the Legal Services Community, the State, and the Judiciary
Rm. 350:  Implicit Bias, Structural Racism & Implications for Legal Services Advocacy

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Lunch & Keynote Speech by Jonathan Rapping, Esq., MacArthur “Genius” Award Recipient and President & Founder of Gideon’s Promise

2:15 PM to 3:30 PM

Rm. 345:  Increasing Awareness and Access to Pro Bono or Low Bono Alternative Dispute Resolution
Rm. 346:  Recent Developments in Workers’ Rights Law
Rm. 347 – 348:  “Serial” – How the Popular Podcast Impacts the Court System
Rm. 349:  Race Equity and Human Rights Work on the Ground in Maryland


Early Bird (until Friday, April 24, 2015) ——- $95

Regular  (until Friday, May 8, 2015) ———- $105

Students ———————————————- $55

Lunch & Keynote Speech ONLY ————– $55

On-Site (after Friday, May 8, 2015)  ———– $115


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