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PBRC Block Party: Building Communities of Justice

Buy Your Tickets for PBRC's Block Party: Building Communities of Justice

Gather in-person with the Maryland legal community as we celebrate the pro bono advocates who make our work possible, and advocate for stable housing and the preservation of neighborhoods in our community.

Buy your tickets and explore sponsorship opportunities for this community event.

Apply Now to the PBRC Academy

Applications to join the 2022-2023 Professional Skills Academy cohort is now open!

The application period will last until 11:59p.m. on August 15, 2022.

2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce that our 2021 Annual Report is now online.

We're Hiring!

Join the PBRC Team by applying today! Full and part-time, remote and hybrid positions for lawyers, paralegals, project coordinators, and administration are available.

Volunteer Profile: Anika Jones, Esq.

"Pro bono work is incredibly important. It is literally the difference between millions of people who need legal representation, but cannot afford it, having access to justice... In Maryland, each year PBRC impacts the lives of thousands of people and saves their clients over a million dollars in cost. "

Anika Jones, Esq., PBRC Legal Volunteer

Unmet Need

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There are only 1.49 lawyers for every 10,000 low-income people in Maryland.

A Community of Volunteers

PBRC connects lawyers and others with the purpose of serving those in need.

Learn more about how you can help.

Impacting Neighborhoods

Learn how PBRC is saving homes, helping families, and stabilizing communities.

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Who We Are

PBRC is Maryland’s hub for pro bono (free) civil legal assistance provided by volunteers. Equal access to justice is a core value of our nation, yet hundreds of thousands of our state’s residents cannot afford the legal help they desperately need and have no legal guarantee of a lawyer. As the pro bono arm of the Maryland State Bar Association, PBRC plays a unique role as the training, support, innovation, and advocacy center for pro bono. Our statewide services include:

  • Offering a professional training and mentoring program with both substantive law and skills building sessions enabling lawyers and others to effectively serve clients
  • Consulting and connecting volunteers with legal nonprofits across Maryland
  • Hosting innovative, free legal clinics in the courthouse and community offering immediate legal assistance to low-income families in areas of critical need not yet addressed by other organizations
  • Advocating and organizing to encourage pro bono service and improve the justice system for the communities we serve

 

Together, our community of lawyers with purpose is opening the doors of justice for everyone.

PBRC engages and supports the Maryland legal community in meaningful and impactful volunteer service to ensure equal access to justice for those in need.