Author Archive for Jakerya Randolph

August 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Arlene Grove

    Arlene Grove is an Enrolled Agent at WB Tax & Accounting Service, Inc and has taken cases with us since 2017.   Read on to learn why Arlene volunteers:   Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? There are always people who cannot pay for services that seem optional but are life…

Save The Date – Celebrate Pro Bono 2021

  Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) invites you to save the date for our 2021 Celebrate Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 6-8:30 pm.   Join us for an evening of networking and celebration as we honor exceptional…

Annual Pro Bono and IOLTA reports are due September 10, 2021

Greetings Attorneys,   You may have seen that the Attorney Information System (AIS) is now open for you to file your annual pro bono and IOLTA reports online between now and September 10. We invite you to be in touch with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service directly if you would like our help tallying your pro bono hours with us between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.   Inquire about my hours   After filing your reports, you will…

Pro Bono Call to Action Issued to Maryland’s Legal Community

The Maryland Attorney General, Maryland Judiciary, Maryland State Bar Association – MSBA, and Maryland Access to Justice Commission Issue Pro Bono Call to Action to Maryland’s legal community.   “As COVID becomes less of a health risk, the risk of financial devastation looms large for many families who have suffered job loss, other revenue loss,…

Updates from MVLS’ Executive Director

Happy Summer?      Like many, we at MVLS are trying to adjust yet again to the complexities of figuring out how to move safely into this next phase of the pandemic. We are filled with a bit of optimism and much hesitancy.  While MVLS staff have been hard at work all along, we began returning more consistently to our physical office…

Access to Justice – A Legal Tip Column for Marylanders: I haven’t filed my taxes in several years, what should I do now?

Check out the June entry of our tip column with The Baltimore Times, Access to Justice – A Legal Tip Column for Marylanders:   Believe it or not, this is a common problem. If it has happened to you, you should not panic, but rather, reach out for help. Here is a general guideline as…

July 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Kathleen Adcock

    Kathleen Adcock has taken 56 cases in her time with us since 2012. Her practice focuses on estate planning, tax, elder law, probate/trust, and nonprofit legal assistance.   Read on to learn why Kathleen volunteers:   Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? It’s pretty simple – because I can. There are…

June 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Jennifer Jaimes

    Jennifer Jaimes has been a reliable volunteer during the pandemic and has helped with many of our Special Immigrant Juvenile Status(SIJS)-related child custody cases. She also helps many of our Spanish-speaking clients.  Jennifer was an integral part of developing the partnership with KIND for unaccompanied youth cases.   Read on to learn why…

Baltimore to Remove Owner-occupied Homes from Annual Tax Sale

On May 3, 2021, Mayor Scott announced that many owner occupants on this year’s tax sale list will be removed from tax sale. This news was a huge relief to MVLS clients, who faced losing their homes during the pandemic. We applaud this announcement from the Scott administration and remain dedicated to continue to working…

May 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Stephanie Guevara

    Stephanie Guevara began volunteering with MVLS in 2019 and handles Landlord Tenant, Labor and Employment, Consumer Protection, Family Law and Immigration issues. She has taken several cases that were reassignments from previous volunteers, where she turned things around and got a successful outcome for a client with a tough case!   Read on to…