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

LEGAL WRITING IN PLAIN ENGLISH: A LUNCH & LEARN AND PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY
Co-sponsored by: Maryland State Law Library, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Miles & Stockbridge P.C., 100 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
*Attendees must agree to review one article on the People’s Law Library website by April 30, 2015.
Interested in attending? Contact Dina Billian at dbillian@milesstockbridge.com.

LEGALLY SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED US: HELP FOR VETERANS BEYOND BENEFITS
Co-sponsored by: Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
*Attendees must agree to provide 12 hours of pro bono service assisting veterans on the Legal Aid Veterans’ Hotline within 1 year of training.
*CLICK HERE to register online!

NONPROFIT LAW
Co-sponsored by: Community Law Center and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Wednesday April 8, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Hogan Lovells US LLP, 100 International Drive, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21202
*Attendees must submit a $25 non-refundable fee and agree to accept one pro bono case from Community Law Center within 1 year of training.
*CLICK HERE to register online!

LGBTQ LEGAL ISSUES: FAMILY LAW & DISCRIMINATION
Co-sponsored by: FreeState Legal Project, Pessin Katz Law, P.A., and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Friday, April 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pessin Katz Law, P.A., 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 400, Towson, MD 21204
*Attendees must submit a $25 non-refundable fee and agree to accept one pro bono case from FreeState Legal Project within 1 year of training.
*CLICK HERE to register online!

PRO BONO TRAINING FOR THE MSBA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY’S
PRO BONO SMALL BUSINESS BOOT CAMP
Co-sponsored by MSBA Leadership Academy, Saul Ewing LLP, & Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Monday, April 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Saul Ewing LLP, 500 E. Pratt Street, Suite 900, Baltimore, MD 21202
*Volunteer attorneys will be expected to provide brief legal advice at the
Leadership Academy’s Pro Bono Small Business “Boot Camp” which will take place on May 2, 2015 at Waverly Elementary/Middle School, 3400 Ellerslie Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218. This training is required for Boot Camp volunteer attorneys who do not practice business transactions, or who have been practicing for less than two years.
Interested in attending? Contact Kiah Pierre at kpierre@probonomd.org.

VETERANS’ BENEFITS 101 & ADVANCED VETERANS’ BENEFITS
at the 7th Annual VETERANS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE CONFERENCE
Conference organizers include: Homeless Persons Representation Project, University of Baltimore School of Law, The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore, the Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Co-sponsored by: Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the Maryland State Bar Association Veterans and Military Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and Saul Ewing, LLP
Both trainings running concurrently on
Friday, June 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
*Attendees must agree to a pro bono commitment with Homeless Persons Representation Project which involves accepting cases and/or staffing brief legal advice clinics.
*Interested in attending? Contact Kiah Pierre at kpierre@probonomd.org.

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
Navigating Foreclosure Issues in Bankruptcy (includes Ch. 13 Basics; has experience requirement)

CONSUMER PROTECTION / DEBT DEFENSE
Defending Debt Buyer Lawsuits: Emerging Trial Tactics

CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT
Criminal Record Expungement

ELDER LAW
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
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
Special Topics in LGBT Law

MEDICAID
Appealing Medicaid Service Denials

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

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
Special Education Law

TAX SALE PREVENTION
Helping Homeowners Avoid Tax Sale and Tax Foreclosure in Baltimore City

VETERANS’ ASSISTANCE
Veterans’ Benefits 101
Introduction to Military Discharge Upgrades

Questions?  Contact Kiah PierreTraining & Records Manager
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc., 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
443-703-3046; 800-396-1274 ext. 3046; kpierre@probonomd.org

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