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Nov. 4 – New Chrome Extension for MDExpungement

MDExpungement.com, a website designed by MVLS staff attorney and Director of IT Matthew Stubenberg is growing!  A Google Chrome extension will launch soon and allow users to expunge records while remaining on the Maryland Judiciary’s case search website. The extension will make it easier for attorneys to use the website but enabling them to see which…

Oct. 31 – MVLS’s Matthew Stubenberg Named This Week’s Legal Innovator by Medium

The work of MVLS Director of IT and staff attorney Matthew Stubenberg to close the justice gap with technology was highlighted by Medium, an online publishing platform. If you want to learn how Matthew got interested in “doing law differently” and what he would do with $5 million, check out the article here.

Oct. 28 – MVLS to Partner with UB School of Law on Human Trafficking Project

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), led by clinical fellow Jessica Emerson, has been awarded $465,757 from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention of Maryland. The HTPP and its student-attorneys will partner with MVLS to create a statewide pro bono program designed to provide post-conviction legal services to…

Oct. 26 – The Daily Record Covers MVLS’ Celebrate Pro Bono Reception

Thank you to The Daily Record for their great coverage of our October 5th Celebrate Pro Bono Reception, celebrating MVLS’ 35th Anniversary and the volunteer lawyers who have made noteworthy contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services over the past year.

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…

MVLS’ LITC Program Helps 90 Year-Old “Claudette”

Last year, MVLS assisted 115 clients through our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program. Claudette* recently become a client of MVLS and has a very powerful story about how a volunteer attorney turned her life around. Claudette is 90 years old and lives alone in Catonsville, in an apartment complex for the elderly. Until her…

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.

MVLS Partners With MLSC & Other Legal Service Providers on 1B4J

MLSC has dedicated $360,000 for community redevelopment funds from a national Bank of America settlement to provide comprehensive civil legal assistance to 1B4J participants experiencing legal problems that may hinder their ability to gain employment. MVLS, Homeless Persons Representation Project, and Maryland Legal Aid were all awarded a portion of the grant that will provide…

Out of State Attorneys Eligible to Take Pro Bono Cases Without Joining MD Bar

MVLS Deputy Director Susan Francis recently spoke to The Daily Record about a recent law change that allows attorneys barred in other states to support pro bono cases in Maryland. “This is brand new and uncharted territory, but we’re optimistic, and I think Maryland is uniquely well suited to benefit from a program like this,”…