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Impact Speaker Series: Eviction Prevention

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, February 22, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | View the program:

  • via LIVE webinar using Zoom: You will be emailed access information.
  • via WEBCAST recording: View online anytime. You will be emailed the video link within 1 business day (once the live program has been recorded).

The Impact Speaker Series is a monthly 1-hour virtual lunch discussion with community organization members, volunteers, and PBRC's project staff to discuss current events/issues and the importance of clinic projects. Each live event is recorded and available for continued viewing. This series is free to all advocates and community members.

Topic: Eviction Prevention

Approximately 150,000 Failure to Pay Rent Complaints are filed every year in Baltimore City. Tenants appearing in Rent Court are almost always unrepresented, unfamiliar with court procedures, and unaware of their rights as renters. Our Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program (TVLD) trains and mentors volunteer attorneys to provide representation for Baltimore City residents facing eviction.

Now that we are in a global pandemic, many tenants are facing extreme financial hardships and the courts are in a state of flux. When can a tenant still be taken to court? What defenses does a tenant have? And what additional resources are available? Join TVLD as we discuss rental assistance programs, eviction moratoria, and more.

Advocates and community members are welcome to join the discussion.


  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland's Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP) Team:
    • Katie S. Davis, Director
    • Melissa Chiasera, Staff Attorney
    • Hamidah Famuditimi, Paralegal
    • Susan Lerch, Staff Attorney
    • Kira Lumpkins, Paralegal
    • Daria J. Zane, Staff Attorney
  • Professor Michele Gilman, Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Karen Wabeke, Senior Attorney, Homeless Persons Representation Project
  • Barry Bach, Volunteer Attorney, TVLD Clinic


PBRC is grateful for the generous support of those who fund our work in eviction prevention:

Questions? Contact the Education Team at education@probonomd.org.


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