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Press Release: Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Among Nine Recipients of Johns Hopkins University Innovation Award to Stabilize Communities in Baltimore

By Nataly Karimi | July 8, 2021

CONTACT: Sharon Goldsmith, Executive Director sgoldsmith@probonomd.org | 443.703.3048        Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Among Nine Recipients of Johns Hopkins University Innovation Award to Stabilize Communities in Baltimore  BALTIMORE, MD – Last week, the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland was one of nine recipients of the Johns Hopkins University’s Innovation Fund for…

PBRC in the News: Maryland lawyers anticipate eviction surge but uncertainties remain

By Nataly Karimi | July 7, 2021

  Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP) team members, Director Katherine Davis, Esq., and Staff Attorney Melissa Chiasera, Esq., were quoted in The Daily Record in an article by Eric Neugeboren. The article explains the perspectives of various Maryland legal aid providers on the looming eviction crisis and how they anticipate they will respond in order to…

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s 22nd Annual Partners for Justice Conference Prioritizes Confronting Barriers to Justice Head On

By Nataly Karimi | July 6, 2021

In an unprecedented year, the barriers confronting low-income and marginalized Marylanders have been laid bare. The long-felt ramifications of the COVID-19 health crisis and the protests for racial justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder have exposed faults in our justice system and left many questioning where true justice lies in the legal system.    The Pro Bono Resource…

Staff Profile: Ky Qureshi

By Nataly Karimi | July 2, 2021

  Rawalpindi, Pakistan My parents immigrated to the United States. I don’t know why they chose Maryland out of all the states, but everything happens for a reason… I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2018 from The University of Baltimore. I continued my education at The University of Baltimore and…

Staff Profile: Nataly Karimi

By Nataly Karimi | June 2, 2021

Dallas, Texas. After completing my university degree and a year-long stint as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Syracuse, NY, I received my first job opportunity in Baltimore. Despite having only lived here for two years (one of those during a pandemic), it already feels like home. I attended George Washington University and received a B.A.…

Volunteer Profile: Phil Hanlon, Esq.

By Nataly Karimi | June 2, 2021

I retired full-time in 2015 after 45 years involved in business enterprises. I never practiced law full-time. At retirement I was fortunate to join the Law Firm of Silverman Thompson Slutkin and White, as Of Counsel, intending to work in part-time capacity. It has been a great relationship of taking on various legal assignments as…

Staff Profile: Amber Nestico

By Dave Pantzer | May 5, 2021

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I came to Baltimore to attend law school at the University of Maryland. Also, my husband moved to Baltimore after college for his first job. We have been here ever since, almost 20 years. I went to undergrad at Bucknell University and majored in International Relations and East Asian Studies/Japanese. I really enjoyed…

In the News: Commentary in support of Tax Sale reform – Ken Strong

By Kiah Pierre | April 21, 2021

>> In the News: Commentary in support of Tax Sale reform – Ken Strong “The Baltimore Sun has recently published two excellent op-ed commentaries: “Mayor should cancel tax sale” by Allison Harris of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (3/26/21) and “Building progress with transparency, accountability, and integrity” by Mayor Brandon Scott (3/29/21). I…

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…