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Sept. 29 – PBRC to Launch Maryland Free Legal Answers Website

On October 6, 2016, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland will launch Maryland’s Free Legal Answers website that will allow low-income Marylanders to submit civil legal questions online.  They are looking for volunteer lawyers to provide answers to these questions.  

Aug. 26 – New Videos From Maryland Judiciary & MVLS Help Marylanders Understand Foreclosure Legal Process

The Maryland Judiciary has created two new videos in partnership with MVLS to help Maryland homeowners understand the foreclosure legal process, including mediation. The videos, “The Foreclosure Process” and “Foreclosure Mediation,” provide information about what foreclosure is and what happens during mediation.

Aug. 16 – Matthew Stubenberg Named Innovator of the Year

MVLS’ Director of IT Matthew Stubenberg has been named an Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record for his work using technology to address access to justice issues. The Daily Record began the Innovator of the Year awards in 2002 as a way to recognize Marylanders and Maryland-based companies for their innovative spirit –…

Aug. 1 – Matthew Stubenberg Named Top 40 Young Lawyers by ABA

Congratulations to MVLS Director of IT and staff attorney Matthew Stubenberg for being selected by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers List.  The Annual On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership,…

July 22 – MVLS’ LITC Program Profiled in The Daily Record

Janice Shih, Managing attorney of MVLS’ Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) tells The Daily Record how she was able to help a low-income, non-native English speaker resolve an erroneous $3,000 tax bill from the IRS.   Read the article here to learn more about this case and the LITC program.  

July 10 – MVLS Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun on 1B4J Program

Learn about MVLS’ role in One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J), a jobs initiative that aims to enroll residents citywide and strengthen partnerships to create a pathway to hiring at least 80 percent of workforce training graduates at an average hourly wage of at least $11. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-1b4j-20160710-story.html

June 22 – MVLS’ Matthew Stubenberg Recognized as 20 in Their Twenties

MVLS Director of IT and staff attorney Matthew Stubenberg was recognized by The Daily Record with their 20 in Their Twenties award.  

June 18 – MVLS Volunteer Gerald Kelly and MVLS Receive Pro Bono Awards

MVLS took home two awards from the Pro Bono Resource Center’s (PBRC) Pro Bono Service Award Ceremony held during the Maryland State Bar Association’s (MSBA) annual meeting on June 18 in Ocean City, Maryland.  MVLS volunteer attorney Gerald Kelly, of Kelly Dorsey P.C. received the Lee A. Caplan Award and MVLS, as an organization, was…

June 8 – Pew Charitable Trusts Highlights MVLS’ Expungement Work

Last year, MVLS’ Matthew Stubenberg found that Baltimore City had petitioned to clear their records in less than a third of eligible cases — leaving thousands at risk of carrying a criminal rap sheet that could stand in the way of employment, housing, student loans or a professional license. He decided to do something about…

June 3 – Technology + Law = Justice

MVLS staff attorney and Director of IT Matthew Stubenberg’s innovative work combing technology, programming and civil legal services was recently highlighted in the ABA Journal.  Matthew has created MDExpungement.com and MVLS’ Client Legal Utility Engine (CLUE) and he sees a world of possibility for other ways people can access civil legal assistance through technology.  Click here…