Nominations for the annual Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards can be submitted at any time throughout the year, but the deadline for submissions for 2018 are closed. Selections are made in late April and the recipients receive the formal presentation of their awards by the Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals at the annual Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) meeting in June in Ocean City, Maryland. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination by simply completing the nomination form. Outstanding individual lawyers, law firms, programs, projects, non-legal entities, government agencies, members of the judiciary and others dedicated to ensuring equal access to civil legal services through pro bono efforts are eligible.
Judge Robert M. Bell Award - Mary Anna Donohoe, Esq.
Mary Anna Donohoe Esq. – Montgomery County
Herbert S. Garten Special Project Award - Maryland Juvenile Lifer Parole Represenation Project
Maryland Juvenile Lifer Parole Represenation Project
Distinguished Pro Bono Volunteer Award - Charles Scheeler, Esq.
Charles Scheeler, Esq.– Baltimore City
Retired Pro Bono Volunteer Award - Elva Tillman, Esq.
Elva Tillman, Esq. – Baltimore City
Lee A. Caplan Award - Herbert Dubin, Esq.
Herbert Dubin, Esq. – Montgomery County
Young Lawyers Section Alex Fee Memorial Award - Madonna Lebling, Esq., Christian Noble, Esq., and Maya Zegarra, Esq.
Madonna Lebling, Esq., Christian Noble, Esq., and Maya Zegarra, Esq.
Law Firm Pro Bono Service Award - Santoni, Vocci, & Ortega, LLP – Baltimore County
Santoni, Vocci, & Ortega, LLP – Baltimore County
Non-Legal or Organizational Involvement Award - Maryland Faith Health Network as part of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative
Maryland Faith Health Network as part of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative