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Demystifying Pro Bono

October 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, October 26, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
View the LIVE WEBINAR using Zoom. You will be emailed access information.

As Pro Bono Week kicks off, join PBRC and the MSBA Young Lawyers Section for a frank discussion of common questions and fears that newer lawyers may have about pro bono service, and for a variety of resources that will be useful as you fulfill the professional privilege and obligation of pro bono service.



  • Hon. Michael Siri, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County
  • Maya Zegarra, Esq., US Department of the Interior
  • Jade McDuffie McClary, Esq., Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
  • Chelsea Ortega, Esq., Santoni, Vocci, Ortega, LLC
  • Indira Sharma, Esq., Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP


MYTH: Pro bono legal service is just like any other kind of charitable work.

MYTH: Pro bono is going to drag me into a never-ending case that will take over my life.

MYTH: Judges don’t care about or support pro bono service.

MYTH: I can’t do pro bono because my employer won’t allow or accommodate it.

MYTH: I could never do pro bono outside my area of practice.

MYTH: Government lawyers can’t do pro bono.

MYTH: I can’t do pro bono – I’m not a litigator.


All advocates are welcome!

Co-sponsored by Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and the Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

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