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 Training Program:

A Partnership of the Maryland State Bar Association CLE Department and
Pro Bono Resource Center

The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) are offering free and discounted slots for a selection of MSBA Continuing Legal Education (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 (e.g., public defenders, prosecutors, Legal Aid Bureau, Public Justice Center, House of Ruth, etc.) may also 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.

 

To receive a free or discounted slot, volunteers and staff lawyers should register through the Pro Bono Resource Center by downloading and completing the below registration forms.

Volunteer Attorney Registration Forms:

MSBA Order Form

When completing the MSBA Order Form, please mark in the “Fee” column “volunteer rate.”

Pro Bono Attorney Training Registration Form

Please submit both completed forms to PBRC.  You will not be considered registered until you submit the Pro Bono Attorney Training Registration Form and the MSBA Order Form to PBRC.

Staff Legal Services Attorney Registration Form:

MSBA Order Form

When completing the MSBA Order Form, please mark in the “Fee” column “discounted rate.” 

Please submit the MSBA Order Form to PBRC.  You will not be considered registered until you submit the MSBA Order Form to PBRC.

 

Please allow up to 5 business days for registration processing. If you are not contacted by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. within five business days, please contact PBRC in order to ensure receipt of your registration form.

Forms should be returned to Pro Bono Resource Center by email, fax or regular mail.
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
520 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
fax: 410-385-2616
kpierre@probonomd.org
Free/discounted slots are available for the following CLE Training Courses:

Date/Time District Course Title Location
Thursday
August 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Howard County Ethics and the Fair Debt Collection Practices ActDetails Ecker Business Training Center6751 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Thursday
August 28, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Howard County The Strategic Use of Mediation in Litigation: Preparing the Case, Preparing the ClientDetails Ecker Business Training Center6751 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Thursday
September 4, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Howard County 2014 Family Practice UpdateDetails Ecker Business Training Center6751 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Thursday
September 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Howard County New Maryland Trust ActDetails Ecker Business Training Center6751 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Tuesday
September 23, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Howard County What Business Lawyers and Litigation Lawyers Need to Know About Intellectual Property LawDetails Ecker Business Training Center6751 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

 

Questions?  Contact Kiah Pierre, Training & Records Manager, at 410-837-9379 ext. 3046, 1-800-396-1274 ext. 3046, or kpierre@probonomd.org

 

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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