2024 Partners for Justice Conference (2)

Thanks for attending and celebrating our 25th Partners for Justice Conference!


Wednesday, May 21, 2025
at the Baltimore Convention Center

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The Partners for Justice Conference takes place annually, and presents a unique opportunity for about 300 attendees made up of legal services program staff, the public and private bar, members of the judiciary, human services agencies, elected officials, and others to gather for a day-long Conference to discuss critical issues facing people in poverty and the underrepresented across the mid-Atlantic region, and how we can improve access to justice.

On May 22nd, 2024, we celebrated our 25th year! Speakers and panelists from over 30 different organizations, government agencies, and law firms across Maryland and the nation came to share their thoughts and ideas while leading discussions on key access-to-justice issues.


Morning Plenary by

Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader

Maryland Supreme Court

Keynote Address by

Attorney General Anthony G. Brown

Maryland Office of the Attorney General



Opening Program

8:15 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast & Registration
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMMorning Plenary with Maryland's Chief Justice Matthew J. FaderRead more »

1st Morning Sessions

9:45 AM - 11:00 AMRace Equity Toolkit: Analyzing Your Projects for Greater InclusivityRead more »
9:45 AM - 11:00 AMHow To Prevent Family Separation and Keep Them Out of CourtRead more »
9:45 AM - 11:00 AMSocial Work, Social Services and Legal Services: Collaborating for ImpactRead more »
9:45 AM - 11:00 AMLitigating in the Wild West: Trial Techniques for District CourtRead more »
9:45 AM - 11:00 AMCreative Lawyering: Leveraging Tyler v. Hennepin County to Change Tax Sale LawRead more »
9:45 AM - 11:00 AMDV Practioners and the Court Working Together to Holistically Help SurvivorsRead more »

2nd Morning Sessions

11:15 AM - 12:30 PMIs A.I. Coming For You? What Will You Do?Read more »
11:15 AM - 12:30 PMParalegals Are Partners for Justice!Read more »
11:15 AM - 12:30 PMUsing Consumer Protection Statutes to Combat Financial Predatory PracticesRead more »
11:15 AM - 12:30 PMIt Takes All of Us: An Overview of the Maryland OAG's Community-Based Approach to Combat HateRead more »
11:15 AM - 12:30 PMTips for Engaging Young and New Attorneys for Pro Bono ServiceRead more »
11:15 AM - 12:30 PMFighting Blight Through Resolving Tangled Title IssuesRead more »

Midday Program

12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch Program & Keynote Address by Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. BrownRead more »

Afternoon Sessions

2:15 PM - 3:30 PMThe Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling & the Nonprofit SectorRead more »
2:15 PM - 3:30 PMListening as a Tool for Community and Client-Centered AdvocacyRead more »
2:15 PM - 3:30 PMEmpowering Futures: A Framework for Positive Youth Justice StrategyRead more »
2:15 PM - 3:30 PMRetaining Talent in Traumatic TimesRead more »
2:15 PM - 3:30 PMDemocratizing Legal Access: Mapping and Community Justice Workers in ActionRead more »


3:30 PM - 4:30 PMA2JC Public Interest Law Committee "Just Ice Cream!" Spring Social & Networking Event
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Questions? Contact Kiah Pierre at kpierre@probonomd.org.