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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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Volunteers Ensuring Justice

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Volunteers Ensuring Justice

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Professional Skills Academy Kickoff Event POSTPONED

Due to impending weather conditions, the Professional Skills Academy Kick-Off event scheduled for Thursday, September 23 has been postponed. We will be in touch about a rescheduled date soon.

We appreciate your support of PBRC and the Professional Skills Academy, and we can’t wait to fellowship with you!

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!

Upcoming Training: Volunteering in Rent Court

Join us Friday, September 24th as PBRC hosts a training that will cover how to represent tenants in rent court in both Baltimore City and Baltimore County, gaining the skills necessary to help stem the tide of evictions that is becoming an epidemic due in part to COVID-19 and the recent removal of tenant protections.

Volunteer Profile

"Every time I interpret for an immigrant seeking help, I feel that I have helped that person, even if just a little bit. As an immigrant with my family in the early 1960’s we received a lot of help in Puerto Rico to get started. It is very satisfying to be able to help others in the same way."

Fina Santa-Maria, MILAP Volunteer Interpreter 

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.