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Volunteers Ensuring Justice

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Volunteers Ensuring Justice

Hanlon Clausen Clausen Larsen Warshawsky Elias Rudmann
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Volunteers Ensuring Justice

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Volunteers Ensuring Justice

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Volunteers Ensuring Justice

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Register for the Foreclosure Prevention Training Series

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the number of distressed homeowners with significant mortgage delinquencies has increased dramatically in Maryland. To help meet this challenge, PBRC is excited to offer this foreclosure prevention training series, which will be taught by Maryland foreclosure expert, Diane Cipollone.  

Register for Training on Criminal Record Expungement in Maryland

The training covers Maryland criminal record expungement law, working with low-income and homeless clients, expungement filing and Court process, and expungement mistakes and how to avoid them.

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.

PROPOSE A PANEL TOPIC

You are invited to propose a panel session for the 2022 Partners for Justice Conference taking place on Thursday, May 26, 2022! The Partners for Justice Conference is one of the largest gathering of legal services and public interest lawyers and staff, private practitioners, elected officials, judges, human services providers and others interested in access to justice issues in the mid-Atlantic region.

Topics can include skills-based sessions, substantive law or, programmatic tips.

COVID-19 created a health, economic and civil justice crisis.  As attorneys, YOU can help abate that crisis.

All pro bono providers in Maryland are taking part in the call to action and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) is helping implement the call. PBRC will match you with the pro bono organizations across the state that are poised to help you get connected to remote or in-person opportunities; train in your area of interest; and receive the support you need to successfully help Marylanders with their civil legal cases at a time they need it the most.  Answer the call now!

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

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.