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In Memoriam: June White Dillard

By Kiah Pierre | April 6, 2021

  We learned of the passing of June White Dillard simply by chance.  It wasn’t until March 16 that many of us heard for the first time our dear friend had died on St. Valentine’s day of this year.  This news sent mild shockwaves throughout our community.     It was even more unexpected to…

Volunteer Profile: Sima G. Fried

By Kiah Pierre | April 6, 2021

Overall, my legal practice is fairly evenly divided between business litigation and labor and employment work. I have been working in the litigation arena since I graduated law school in 2008, first in New York and now in Baltimore.  Labor and employment is a newer practice area for me which I picked up when I…

Volunteer Profile: Robert Mitchell

By Kiah Pierre | April 5, 2021

With which of PBRC’s projects do you volunteer?  I volunteer with the Home Preservation Project, which helps clients to build intergenerational wealth by paying bills and preserving their home.  In many cases, a client’s home is the one major asset they have to pass on.  Most recently I have volunteered with the Utility Bill and Advance Planning clinics.   What do you find…

PBRC advocates for Baltimore City homeowners at risk for tax sale

By Kiah Pierre | March 31, 2021

PBRC advocates for Baltimore City homeowners at risk for tax sale At an annual auction held in May, the Baltimore City government sells City residents’ delinquent property tax liens to the highest bidders, generally private investors. The ultimate consequence for many of the homeowners whose liens are sold is foreclosure, and the loss of their equity in the home. With the economic devastation wrought by…

PBRC Celebrates Women’s History Month

By Kiah Pierre | March 25, 2021

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland supports and engages lawyers who assist clients, communities, and causes that may be overlooked or forgotten. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we spoke with retired Baltimore City attorney Elva Tillman to learn more about her background and what inspires her to do pro bono. Watch the Full Interview

>> In the News: Baltimore residents already have been hit hard by the pandemic, mayor should cancel this year’s tax sale | COMMENTARY

By Kiah Pierre | March 25, 2021

>> In the News: Baltimore residents already have been hit hard by the pandemic, mayor should cancel this year’s tax sale | COMMENTARY “With the financial devastation and uncertainty wrought by the pandemic, we must act to prevent additional harm to Baltimore City residents – and that means delaying or canceling this year’s tax sale.…

Volunteer Profile: Manuelletta Dominique

By Lidija Jurovich | March 2, 2021

I am a recently retired FBI Special Agent.  Prior to joining the FBI, I was a registered nurse and then an attorney.  Shortly after passing the bar, I was accepted into the FBI as a Special Agent.  I investigated and then supervised international terrorism matters for over twenty years.  As a result of the 9/11…

Staff Profile: Susan Lerch

By Lidija Jurovich | March 1, 2021

Where did you grow up? Salisbury, MD. What brought you to Maryland/Baltimore? Aside from 4 years of college in Virginia, I’ve lived in Maryland my whole life. I have been working in courts in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County my whole career. Where did you go to school and what was your major/focus? Virginia Wesleyan…

PBRC Celebrates Black History Month

By Kiah Pierre | February 23, 2021

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland supports and engages lawyers who assist clients, communities, and causes that may be overlooked or forgotten. We stand for racial and social equity and work every day to ensure equal access to the law-to do what’s right. It must be a collective effort to strive for equal access to…

Volunteer Profile: Muriel Tinkler

By Lidija Jurovich | February 3, 2021

Can you tell me a little about your own legal work? I started an Elder Law firm in January of 2020 (Tinkler Law LLC).  We work with clients who need estate planning and administration, Medicaid crisis planning, Medicare planning, long-term care planning, and guardianship. How has COVID-19 outbreak impacted your work? The impact on my firm…