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: 2015 Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards
Application Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, March 13, 2015

The Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards are statewide awards honoring outstanding attorneys and non-attorneys who have made a significant contribution to the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to Maryland’s poor. The service may have been made through litigation, legal/ legislative advocacy, or any other means that extend needed legal services to low-income persons.

Nominations will be accepted for the following categories:

—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

If someone you know has made an impact by donating their professional time and expertise, please consider nominating them for one of these awards.

Awards Application

Nominations from last year will be considered as well. Therefore, if you submitted a nomination in 2014, there is no need to nominate that same person or entity again for 2015. Supplemental materials are welcome but not required.

Pro Bono Service Awards will be presented at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The nomination process is sponsored and staffed by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.

Please send this Nomination Form, the 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-

For questions, contact Elizabeth Grove at:  410-703-3045 or 800-396-1274 ext. 3045

Awards Application

Congratulations and many thanks to the 2014 Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards winners! 

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2014 Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards recipients gather to celebrate before the awards ceremony during the MSBA annual meeting on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Ocean City, Maryland.

Front Row, L to R:  Barbara Bechberger, Sarah Cline, Julie Peterson, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Sharon E. Goldsmith, Executive Director of PBRC; Back Row, L to R:  Wayne Clark, Max Brauer, Holland Brownley of Lawyer by the Bay, Matthew Penick of Lawyer by the Bay, John Phoebus, Richard Melnick, President of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Mark Tyler, President of the Wicomico County Bar Association.


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Photographs Chamburger/FOCO