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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…

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 Dave Pantzer | 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…