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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Watch our Full Interview with Judge Pamila Brown

To celebrate Black History Month, we interviewed Judge Pamila Brown from Howard County to learn about her background and what drives her to do pro bono. 

Submit a nomination for the 2021 Pro Bono Service Awards

Do you know of an exceptional pro bono service effort? Please nominate individuals, law firms, organizations, and other advocates who are dedicated to ensuring equal access to civil legal services through pro bono work.

Award recipients are traditionally recognized at MSBA's Annual Meeting in Ocean City.

Save The Date: Partners for Justice Conference

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 will also be spread over several days, so you will not have to miss any of the sessions!

Volunteer Profile

"It was a life-changing experience for me! Now, instead of dwelling on my own insecurities, I focus on what I can do and how I can use my abilities to help."

Muriel Tinkler, Esq., Volunteer, Consumer Protection Project

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.