Author Archive for MVLS Law


The Daily Record’s Joe Surkiewicz recently profiled MVLS’ increasing focus on legal issues that affect low income Marylander’s financial stability.  Click here to read the article.

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Interested in Volunteering? Join MVLS for a Happy Hour!

Join MVLS for a happy hour on Thursday, July 16th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm where you can meet MVLS staff and learn more about volunteering to take pro bono cases.  View the flyer for more details.

May E-Newsletter

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MVLS on Fox45’s “Straight Talk with Mike Gimbel”

MVLS’ Deputy Director Susan Francis and Managing Attorney of MVLS’ Foreclosure Prevention and Consumer Law Project Lonni Summers were in the spotlight on April 23rd as they filmed a segment for FOX 45 / CW “Straight Talk with Mike Gimbel”. Mike Gimbel invited MVLS on his show to help viewers better understand their consumer, homeowner…

City’s Tax Sale Policies Heighten Vacancy Problems

Baltimore City may be contributing to its problem with vacancies. City codes are pushing homeowners out of their homes over as little as $250 in unpaid property taxes or $350 in unpaid water bills through an often opaque process known as “tax sales.”

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Frederick Woman Benefits from Foreclosure Prevention Program

MVLS’ Susan Francis tells the Frederick News Post about Foreclosure’s effect on Maryland homeowners. Read the full article.

MVLS in the News!

MVLS Deputy Director Susan Francis and staff attorney Ellyn Riedl describe an increasing amount of cases MVLS is seeing from former clients of disbarred lawyer Neil J. Lewis. Neil Lewis failed to pay his client’s medical bills out of settlement proceeds and now these clients – who are mostly low and moderate income – are…

March E-Newsletter

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Upcoming Brief Advice Clinics

If you are interested in receiving FREE legal advice about tax sale and/or foreclosure, visit or contact Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland at (443) 703-3052 to pre-register for a workshop date listed below.

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