As Pro Bono Week kicks off, join PBRC and the MSBA Young Lawyers Section for a frank discussion of common questions and fears that newer lawyers may have about pro bono service, and for a variety of resources that will be useful as you fulfill the professional privilege and obligation of pro bono service. All advocates are welcome.

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Volunteer attorneys will learn the basics of Baltimore City water bills and how to assist customers with delinquent or inaccurate bills to determine the causes of the elevated bills, to access assistance programs, and to dispute billing errors. This training will also touch on issues particular to tenants, and on additional assistance programs available to low-income homeowners.

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This panel will discuss the intersection of mental health and legal services. It will identify the issues that affect many of the less fortunate and underserved in our society especially the ones experiencing homelessness and military veterans and their families that causes mental health conditions. It will focus on various mental health conditions including PTSD due to combat or military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, and co- occurring substance abuse. The panel will discuss available resources and the role of problem solving courts, such as Veterans Treatment courts, in connecting individuals suffering from mental health conditions to legal services.

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Register now for the Pro Bono Resource Center’s 5k fun run or 1-mile walk and support justice for all! To increase your impact, join a team or raise funds from your family and friends!

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Designed for lawyers, law students, veterans, policymakers and other service professionals, this annual conference provides a forum for discussion of critical legal issues facing our veterans.  It features substantive panels on hot topics in veterans law and also offers training to volunteer lawyers who commit to provide pro bono assistance to veterans in need.

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Five stylized people holding hands, with the words "Partners for Justice"

Each year the Partners for Justice Conference presents a unique opportunity for legal services program staff, the public and private bar, members of the judiciary, human services agencies, elected officials, and others to discuss critical issues facing the poor and underrepresented in our state and in the surrounding areas.  With an expected number of almost 300 attendees, the structure of the day includes a variety of panel discussions related to the delivery of legal services to the poor and disenfranchised, a morning plenary, and a luncheon keynote address by powerful guest speakers with a passion for justice.

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Register now for the Pro Bono Resource Center’s 5k fun run or 1-mile walk and support justice for all! To increase your impact, join a team or raise funds from your family and friends!

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Designed for lawyers, law students, veterans, policymakers and other service professionals, this annual conference provides a forum for discussion of critical legal issues facing our veterans.  It features substantive panels on hot topics in veterans law and also offers training to volunteer lawyers who commit to provide pro bono assistance to veterans in need.

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Each year the Maryland Partners for Justice Conference presents a unique opportunity for legal services program staff, the public and private bar, members of the judiciary, human services agencies, elected officials, and others to discuss critical issues facing the poor and underrepresented in our state.  With an expected number of almost 300 attendees, the structure of the day includes a variety of panel discussions related to the delivery of legal services to the poor and disenfranchised, a morning plenary, and a luncheon keynote address by powerful guest speakers with a passion for justice.

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