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

SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
Co-sponsored by: Maryland Disability Law Center and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Monday, June 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Prince George’s County Court House, 14735 Main Street, Rm. M0421, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
*Attendees must submit a $25 non-refundable fee and agree to accept one pro bono case from Maryland Disability Law Center within 1 year of training.
*CLICK HERE to register online!

VETERANS’ BENEFITS 101 & ADVANCED VETERANS’ BENEFITS
at the 7th Annual VETERANS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE CONFERENCE
Conference organizers include: Homeless Persons Representation Project, 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
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

FEATURED TRAININGS:
Basic Training 101: Veterans Service-Connected and Pension Benefits
Advance Training for Practitioners: Discharge Upgrades, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
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.

*CLICK HERE to register for the Conference and/or Training online!

UNTANGLING TITLES: NAVIGATING TITLE TRANSFERS, DEED ISSUES,
AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
Co-sponsored by: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
*Attendees must submit a $25 non-refundable fee and agree to accept at least one pro bono case within 1 year of training.
*CLICK HERE to register online!

MARYLAND TENANT/LANDLORD LAW 
Co-sponsored by: Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. (BNI), Waldman, Grossfeld, Appel & Baer, P.A., and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
*Attendees must submit a $25 non-refundable fee and agree to edit and update sections of BNI’s State and Local Guide by October 31, 2015.
*CLICK HERE to register online!

LGBTQ LEGAL ISSUES: FAMILY LAW & DISCRIMINATION
Co-sponsored by: FreeState Legal Project, LGBT Bar Association of Maryland, and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Friday, July 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Meeting Room at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044
*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!

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
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
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
Legally Serving Those Who Served Us: Help for Veterans Beyond Benefits
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

**CLICK HERE to join the PBRC E-Bulletin and receive information about pro bono opportunities**

 

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