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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PRO BONO ATTORNEY TRAINING PROGRAMS

LIVE TRAINING COURSES

CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT IN MARYLAND
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marriott International HQ, 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
LIVE WEBINAR option available – Login instructions will be sent by email 1 week before the training date.
Co-sponsored by: Homeless Persons Representation Project, Marriott International, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Register Now: CLICK HERE | FLYER

INTERPRET FOR PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
University of Baltimore School of Law, Clinical Offices, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Sponsored by: Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Register Now: CLICK HERE | FLYER

MEDIATIONS AT THE MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS: AN OVERVIEW FOR VOLUNTEER FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Judiciary Education and Conference Center, 2011 D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401
Sponsored by: Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Register Now: CLICK HERE | FLYER

SERVING MARYLAND’S VETERANS: COMMON CIVIL LEGAL ISSUES & VOLUNTEERING FOR MARYLAND LEGAL AID’S JOINING FORCES PROJECT
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Happy Hour to follow
Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Co-sponsored by: Maryland Legal Aid and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Register Now: CLICK HERE | FLYER


MSBA CLE COURSES

The MSBA and PBRC are offering free and discounted slots for a selection of MSBA CLE courses. Volunteer attorneys are eligible for one of three (3) free slots in exchange for accepting a pro bono case referral from a recognized pro bono legal services program. Staff legal services attorneys may register for one of three (3) discounted slots offered at 50% off the regular course cost. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a listing of eligible courses and to register, visit http://probonomd.org/training/continuing-legal-education/.


ONLINE TRAINING COURSES

PBRC also offers free and reduced fee online trainings that can be viewed at a time and place convenient for attorneys who make a pro bono commitment.  A wide variety of topics are covered including:

CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
Nuts & Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7
Bankruptcy & Foreclosure in Maryland – 2 Part Training
Chapter 13 Basics – ONLY
Navigating Foreclosure Issues in Bankruptcy (includes Ch. 13 Basics; has experience requirement)

CONSUMER PROTECTION / DEBT DEFENSE
Defending Debt Buyer Lawsuits: Emerging Trial Tactics
Affidavit Judgment Defense in District Court
Achieving Optimal Consumer Resolutions

COPYRIGHT LAW
Copyright & Art

CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT
Criminal Record Expungement in Maryland

Simple Estate Planning for Low-Income Clients

FAMILY LAW
The Nuts & Bolts of a Family Law Case in Maryland

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION
Foreclosure Prevention Basics: What You Need to Know to Assist Struggling Homeowners
The New CFPB Regulations on Mortgage Foreclosures and Loan Servicing
A Practical Guide to Representing Homeowners at Foreclosure Mediation

IMMIGRATION
Asylum Approved! How to Represent Asylum-Seekers
Identifying Immigration Relief While Interviewing an Unaccompanied Child
Representing Unaccompanied Children: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – Primer & Critical Updates
Immigration Relief for Vulnerable Populations – (SIJS & VAWA)
Immigration Options for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence & Human Trafficking: An Introduction to U & T Visas
Gender Based Asylum Law

LGBT LAW
LGBTQ Legal Issues: Family Law & Discrimination 
Special Topics in LGBT Law

MEDICAID
Appealing Medicaid Service Denials

NONPROFIT LAW
Nonprofit Law
Bar Bad Bars: Protesting Liquor License Renewals

PROPERTY LAW
Untangling Titles: Navigating Title Transfers, Deed Issues, and Estate Administration

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
Special Education Law

TAX SALE PREVENTION
Helping Homeowners Avoid Tax Sale and Tax Foreclosure in Maryland
*ATTORNEYS click here to register!  HOUSING COUNSELORS click here to register!

VETERANS’ ASSISTANCE
Veterans’ Benefits 101
Serving Maryland’s Veterans: Common Civil Legal Issues & Volunteering for Maryland Legal Aid’s Joining Forces Project
Introduction to Military Discharge Upgrades

Questions?  Contact Kiah Pierre, Training & Records Manager
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc., 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
443-703-3053; 800-396-1274 ext. 3053; kpierre@probonomd.org

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