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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in Need of a Volunteer Attorney: A headline YOU can change!

This article originally appeared in the August 15, 2018 issue of the MSBA Bar Bulletin. Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in Need of a Volunteer Attorney A headline YOU can change! By Cate Hulme, Esq. There are more than 31,000 cases currently pending before the...

Home Preservation Project Receives Stulman Grant

Maryland Legal Services Organizations Receive $1.5 Million Grant to Help Keep Low-Income Older Adults in their Homes “Project Household” Designed to Preserve Homeownership in Baltimore City Baltimore, Maryland- August 1, 2018 – Thousands of Baltimore City’s seniors...

Margaret Henn Selected as Visionary Cause Leader

June 20, 2018 Congratulations to PBRC's Margaret Henn for her selection as a Visionary Cause Leader for the 2018-2019 Baltimore Corps Fellowship. Margaret was selected for her ability to mentor others to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide...

Wills on Wheels: Baltimore estate planning program for low-income seniors expands to Prince George’s County

This article previously appeared in the May 2018 MSBA Bar Bulletin: https://www.msba.org/content/uploads/sites/7/2018/05/May-2018-Bar-Bulletin-MSBA-Final.pdf   Wills on Wheels:  Baltimore estate planning program for low-income seniors expands to Prince George’s...

Daily Record reports on Partners for Justice Panel

April 29, 2018 The Daily Record reported on a panel at PBRC’s Partners for Justice Conference. With representatives from DLA Piper, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Joseph Greenwald & Laake, Trozzo Lowery & Weston, as well as PBRC, the panel focused on building...

PBRC’s On the Record with Sheila Kast

April 23, 2018 Margaret Henn, Director of PBRC's Home Preservation Project sat down with Sheila Kast in the WYPR studio to discuss how outstanding water bills can trigger a tax sale. Listen to the podcast...

A Look Back: 20 Years of Partners for Justice Conferences

20 Years of the Maryland Partners for Justice Conference: Did you know?  The Partners for Justice Conference… … was originally called the “Maryland Legal Services Partnership Conference.” … features a significant keynote speaker and diverse educational panels each...

Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program mentioned in the Baltimore Sun

We are mentioned here:

“That month the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland began training lawyers to provide free legal assistance under the “tenant volunteer lawyer of the day” program financed by a nearly $65,000 Maryland Judiciary grant that ends June 30. Through December, 28 of the 42 lawyers who were trained donated 306 hours to provide brief advice to 613 tenants and to represent 200 tenants in hearings for failure-to-pay-rent actions filed against them.”

From the Executive Director – October 2017

From the Executive Director: Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Pro Bono Resource Center’s e-newsletter, Pro Bono Pulse. Our goal is to bring you the latest insights into the world of pro bono and share how your support and commitment make a difference for those in...

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Please direct media inquiries to Sharon E. Goldsmith, Executive Director of Pro Bono Resource Center, 443-837-9379 ext. 3048

Victory for struggling tenants

On February 27, the Maryland Court of Appeals released their written opinion in Gregory Smith v Wakefield LP. At some point in the last few decades, landlords began converting residential leases, which have three-year statute of limitations, to “contracts under seal”...

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Staff Profile: Elizabeth Grove

Where did you grow up? Until middle school I lived in Baltimore near Good Samaritan Hospital, in a row house.  Our front yards and back alley were always full of kids. It was a great because there were woods and streams nearby, and my brother and I had a lot of...

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Celebrating Trailblazers

This month, PBRC celebrates African American trailblazers in Maryland's legal community: Everett J. Waring and Juanita Jackson Mitchell. On October 10, 1885, Everett J. Waring became the first African American lawyer admitted to the bar of the Supreme Bench in...

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Staff Profile: Monica Larsen

Monica Larsen is the Project Paralegal in PBRC's Maryland Immigrant Assistance Project (MILAP), providing clients with information and follow-up in Spanish. Despite the government shut down, MILAP is still going to court. Here’s Monica outside the Baltimore...

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2018 Volunteers

Thank you to our amazing volunteers who dedicated their time and talent to helping those in need in 2018! Consumer Protection Project Latavia AlexanderLM BiggsJohn BurleyJennifer ClarkCharlotte ClarkeLaShay CurryAaron DeGraffenreidtMichelle GilmanJoe GithukuIngmar...

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