Volunteers Ensuring Justice

Volunteers Ensuring Justice

Volunteers Ensuring Justice

Volunteers Ensuring Justice

Volunteers Ensuring Justice

Volunteers Ensuring Justice

Volunteers Ensuring Justice

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Celebration of Pro Bono!

October is Pro Bono Month in Maryland!

Discover training, service, and celebration opportunities across the state.

Demystifying Pro Bono

Monday, October 26, 12 pm - 1 pm, Zoom

Join PBRC and the MSBA Young Lawyers Section for a frank discussion of common myths and fears that newer lawyers may have learned about pro bono service, and to explore a variety of resources that will be useful as you fulfill the professional privilege and obligation of pro bono service.

Unmet Need


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.

Last year, by the numbers...

People Impacted
Volunteer Hours
Volunteers Trained
Value of donated legal services
Cost savings to clients

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.