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

ASYLUM APPROVED! HOW TO REPRESENT ASYLUM SEEKERS
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Rockville Memorial Library, Rockville Town Sq. Plaza 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD. 20852
Co-sponsored by: Catholic Charities DC, KIND, Tahirih Justice Center, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Interested in attending? REGISTER NOW FLYER

ACHIEVING OPTIMAL CONSUMER RESOLUTIONS
Friday, May 20, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
South Bowie Public Library, 15301 Hall Rd, Bowie, MD 20721
Sponsored by: Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Interested in attending?  REGISTER NOW | FLYER

VETERANS TRAININGS at the 8th Annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference
Friday, June 3, 2016 | Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Co-organized by:  Homeless Persons Representation Project, Maryland Legal Aid, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, University of Baltimore School of Law, The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore, and the Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association

THREE TRAININGS OFFERED CONCURRENTLY. Choose one:
Basic: Veterans Benefits 101
Advanced: Hazardous Exposures – Agent Orange & Burn Pit Exposure
Mentor: Veterans Mentoring Veterans in Baltimore City Veterans Treatment Court

The morning concurrent trainings are FREE for those who agree to a pro bono commitment. The afternoon concurrent sessions are FREE to all attendees. Advanced registration is required. Out-of-state attorneys are welcome.
*Interested in attending? REGISTER NOW  |  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

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
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
Special Education Due Process Hearings

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
Joining Forces: Common Legal Issues on the Veterans Hotline
Joining Forces: Serving on the Veterans Legal Hotline
Legally Serving Those Who Served Us: Help for Veterans Beyond Benefits
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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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

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