How to Volunteer

Train to volunteer with PBRC's Projects

Consumer Protection Project (CPP) Clinics with Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP)

Volunteer attorneys provide limited scope, day-of-court pro bono representation to Baltimore City and Prince George's County consumers who have been sued by creditors in district court debt collection actions.

Foreclosure Prevention Clinics and Cases with HPP

Volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one brief advice and/or take cases to assist distressed homeowners facing foreclosure.

Rent Court Clinics with the Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program (TVLD) under CAP

Volunteer attorneys provide limited-scope, day-of-court pro bono representation to Baltimore City and Baltimore County tenants being sued for nonpayment of rent.

Estate Planning Clinics with Home Preservation Project (HPP)

Volunteer attorneys meet one-on-one with Baltimore City clients at an in-person clinic and prepare wills, advance medical directives, and financial powers of attorney. Lawyers with more than two years of estate planning experience can opt out of training by contacting Allison Harris, Director of HPP, at aharris@probonomd.org.

Immigration Consults with Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP)

Volunteer attorneys (barred in any state) help immigrant children and families fleeing violence in their home countries gain access to critical legal assistance with their valid claims to remain in the country. Remote and in-court opportunities available.

Tax Sale Foreclosure Clinics with HPP

Volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one brief advice and take cases to assist homeowners and/or nonprofit groups facing tax sale foreclosure.

Get Trained or Matched with an Opportunity

How We Help

PBRC connects lawyers and others to meaningful pro bono opportunities (at PBRC and at other Maryland legal services provider organizations) based on their substantive interests and geographical preferences. Lawyers can volunteer in many ways across Maryland – from direct representation and giving brief advice at legal clinics to answering calls on a hotline, serving as a volunteer mediator, or assisting with research and writing projects. Other advocates can interpret for lawyers and clients, volunteer at clinics, do intakes, and assist volunteer lawyers with direct representation. Click a button below to get trained to volunteer or register to get matched with an opportunity.

Statewide Opportunities

Pro Bono: Anywhere, Anytime!

Maryland.FreeLegalAnswers.org

Remotely review and answer brief legal questions for low-income Marylanders as part of this ABA-sponsored initiative. Malpractice insurance provided

Available Pro Bono Cases

PBRC polls Maryland pro bono programs to connect volunteers to available cases across the state. Sign up to receive the E-Bulletin, a bi-weekly email containing these cases as well as other pro bono opportunities.