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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Partners for Justice Conference

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

May 10 through May 14, 2021

This year, due to the pandemic, PBRC’s annual conference will be entirely virtual, so you can attend from the convenience of your home or office. The Conference is spread over the week, so you will not have to miss any of the sessions!

Veterans Legal Assistance Conference & Training

Online: Thursday & Friday, June 3 & 4, 2021

Participate in this FREE, virtual, 2-day Conference from the comfort and safety of your home or office.  It features substantive panels on hot topics in veterans law and offers training to volunteer lawyers who accept a pro bono commitment.

Volunteer Profile

"I would like to encourage other attorneys to try volunteering for a shift at a clinic. Many of us are busy and work significant hours, and the thought of taking on pro bono work may sound daunting. I’ve found that pro bono work can be what you make of it -- volunteering at a clinic only takes a short time, and with the ability to access clients remotely you can often do this without having to travel. "

Robert Mitchell, Esq., PBRC Volunteer

Board Profile

"I donate to PBRC each year not just because I’m a board member, but because I am able. I was taught at an early age that those of us who can, should support the good work of worthy organizations such as PBRC. And I have seen firsthand how hard PBRC’s staff works to deliver on the organization’s mission. They need the community’s financial support and I’m lucky to be able to answer that call. "

Sima G. Fried, PBRC Board President & Volunteer

2020 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 Annual Report is now online.

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.