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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Call for Nominations: 2014 Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards
For over 20 years, the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) has recognized outstanding attorneys, members of the judiciary, pro bono programs, and other entities for their dedication to the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to Maryland’s poor. If someone you know has made an impact by donating their professional time and expertise, please consider nominating them for a 2014 Maryland Pro Bono Service Award.
Nominations will be accepted for the following categories:
  • Individuals
  • Members of the judiciary
  • Pro bono agencies or programs
  • Law firms (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Government or corporate legal departments
  • Special projects
  • Non-legal or organizational involvement
These statewide awards will be presented at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City on June 14, 2014.
Nomination deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014 
Please send the nomination form, a narrative description, and any supporting documentation (news clippings, testimonials, etc.) by mail, fax, hand-delivery, or e-mail to:
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Attn:  Awards Committee
520 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax- (410) 385 – 2616 * email-

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For questions, contact: Carey Moore
Phone: (443) 703-3053 or (800) 396-1274 ext. 3053
Nominations are retained for two years. Therefore, if you submitted a nomination in 2013, there is no need to nominate that same person or entity again for 2014. Each retained nomination will be automatically considered the subsequent year. Supplemental materials are welcome but not required.

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Congratulations and many thanks to the 2013 Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards winners! 

2013 PBRC Award Recipients

Pictured (front row, left to right): Melissa Buskirk and Marcia Conrad, Esq. representing Allegany Law Foundation, Inc., Pro Bono Program Award; Fred Hecker, Esq., Lee. A. Caplan Individual Award; Heather Dlhopolsky, Esq., Judge Robert M. Bell Individual Award; Sharon E. Goldsmith, Esq., Executive Director of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (back row, left to right): John J. “Jack” Condliffe, Esq., Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Board President, Tara Shoemaker, Esq. representing Tara Shoemaker & Associates, LLC, Small Law Firm Award; Peter Cotter, Esq., Young Lawyers Section Alex Fee Memorial Individual Award; Jimmy Persels, Esq., Retired Pro Bono Volunteer Individual Award

Not Pictured: Camilla Rogers, Esq., Distinguished Pro Bono Volunteer Award


Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland  |  520 West Fayette Street  |  Baltimore, MD 21201  |  410.837.9379  |  Toll-Free: 1.800.396.1274  |  Fax: 410.385.2616

Photographs Chamburger/FOCO