Thank you for your interest in joining the 2021-2022 Professional Skills Academy Cohort! The application period has now closed, and will reopen in Summer 2022.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Jade McDuffie McClary, Esq.
at jmcclary@probonomd.org. 

Professional Skills Academy

Shaping the next generation of pro bono leaders.

What is the PBRC Academy?

The Professional Skills Academy is a one-year, cohort-based program of training, mentoring, and service for newer lawyer (Fellows) that will:

  • enhance the Fellows' lawyering skills;
  • develop in the Fellows the habit of thoughtfully choosing and carrying out pro bono service; and
  • introduce the Fellows to mentors and colleagues who can help them grow.
2021-2022 Schedule
Why the Academy?
Fellowship Details
Reflections from Academy Fellows...
Become a Mentor
Academy Sponsors
Academy Intranet

Why Apply?

Mentorship You will receive ongoing access to “practice mentors” from PBRC’s staff; instruction from experienced litigators; and an opportunity to connect with senior litigators and judges, both individually and in a group setting.

Mentorship

You will receive ongoing access to “practice mentors” from PBRC’s staff; instruction from experienced litigators; and an opportunity to connect with senior litigators and judges, both individually and in a group setting.
Relationship Building You will work with a cohort of other volunteers who desire to serve their community; build practice skills; and develop their leadership in the pro bono community.

Relationship Building

You will work with a cohort of other volunteers who desire to serve their community; build practice skills; and develop their leadership in the pro bono community. 

Professional Development The Academy provides a path to leadership within the Maryland pro bono community. At the end of the program, you will meet with a PBRC staff attorney to explore “next steps” for learning and service tailored to your interests, as well as opportunities to help newer lawyers on this journey.

Professional Development

The Academy provides a path to leadership within the Maryland pro bono community.  At the end of the program, you will meet with a PBRC staff attorney to explore “next steps” for learning and service tailored to your interests, as well as opportunities to help newer lawyers on this journey.

Meet your Obligation The Maryland Rules provide that full-time attorneys “should aspire to render at least 50 hours per year of pro bono publico legal service.” However this is not easy, and attorneys (new or experienced) are not likely to “fall into” success without a plan.

Meet your Obligation

The Maryland Rules provide that full-time lawyers “should aspire to render at least 50 hours per year of pro bono publico legal service.” However this is not easy, and lawyers (new or experienced) are not likely to “fall into” success without a plan.

From left to right, volunteer Hanna Sheehan, 2021 Academy Fellow Cameron Williams, 2020 Academy Fellow Nancy Hudes, and volunteer Manuelletta Dominique serve at a community-based estate planning clinic.

Current Fellows:

2020-21 Fellows:

For questions contact Jade McDuffie McClary (jmcclary@probonomd.org).

 

Sponsors of the Professional Skills Academy:

 

 

 

Bar Association Insurance Trust

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