Apply to Be A Volunteer

Volunteer helping client. Apply to be a volunteer.

MVLS invites you to apply to join our statewide network of volunteer lawyers, CPAs and Enrolled Agents who annually make pro bono count for nearly 4,500 Maryland residents. Our volunteers work in private practice, corporations and government, as well as accounting firms. We provide legal services to individuals experiencing financial hardships through our core pro bono programs and assist community-based nonprofits serving low-income communities in Maryland.

Attorneys must be one of the following:

  • Admitted to practice in Maryland and be a member of the bar in good standing
  • Admitted to the Maryland bar and on retired status, or
  • Admitted to another state’s bar and certified by the Maryland Court of Appeals to provide pro bono representation through MVLS.

CPAs must be licensed to practice in Maryland or another state

Enrolled Agents must be recognized as active with the IRS

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CPAs and Enrolled Agents: Apply Now

My volunteer attorney gave me strength to keep pushing to do what was best for my children and was a never ending resource for me in addition to all the hard work she put in preparing my divorce. I cannot say enough about grateful I am to her for her dedication, professionalism, compassion, knowledge and wisdom.

Volunteers Benefit Professionally By:

  • Learning new areas of the law
  • Gaining valuable experience in your practice area and in court
  • Fulfilling your pro bono reporting requirement
  • Knowing you made a difference
  • Recognition through MVLS facebook page, annual reports, award nominations

We Support our Volunteers With:

  • Malpractice insurance
  • Mentors
  • Free training
  • Use of our offices to meet with clients

The Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC) administers a statewide litigation fund for expenses in pro bono or Judicare cases. Volunteers can submit a request to PBRC for reimbursement of various costs involved with a case, including expenses such as mileage, substantial photocopying, service of process, etc. More information on this fund is available on our attorney resources page.

Cases MVLS Accepts


  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship (Adult and Child)
  • Name Changes/Birth Certificate Corrections
  • Unaccompanied Youth Project


  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Foreclosure & Tax Sale
  • Deed Changes
  • Ground Rent
  • Other property issues


  • Bankruptcy (Chapter 7)
  • Collections
  • Contract and other consumer disputes


  • Expungement/Shielding/Vacatur
  • Income Tax Disputes
  • Estate Planning and Administration (small estates)
  • Uninsured Motorist Tort
  • Non-Profit Organizations


Available Cases

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