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Oct. 17 – Matthew Stubenberg to Receive Maryland Bar Foundation Award

Congratulations to MVLS’ Director of IT and staff attorney Matthew Stubenberg who was recently selected to receive the Maryland Bar Foundation’s Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of the Rights of the Disadvantaged for his utilization of technology to solve access to justice issues, specifically criminal record expungements.  Matthew will receive his award on Thursday [Read more.]

Oct. 17 – Photos from Celebrate Pro Bono

Thank you to the 250 guests and 16 sponsors who helped MVLS celebrate our volunteers, donors, board members, and our 35th anniversary at Celebrate Pro Bono on October 5.  We’re so pleased to report that we raised over $6,000 at the event during Pledge for Pro Bono.  Combined with sponsorships and donations received before the event,…

Oct. 11 – Congratulations to MVLS’ Amy Hennen

Congratulations to Amy Hennen, MVLS’ Managing Attorney of Consumer and Housing Law, who was recently named one of Maryland’s Leading Women by the Daily Record.  Leading Women identifies women who are 40 years old or younger for the tremendous accomplishments then have made so far in their career.  Judging criteria includes professional experience, community involvement…

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.