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MVLS Staff Presents at NLADA Annual Conference

This weekend, MVLS is at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Annual Conference. IT Director Matthew Stubenberg presented on virtual reality trainings in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Young Lawyers Section. Participants in this workshop got to use virtual reality (VR) goggles to see for themselves how this technology innovation is…

Now Hiring: 1B4J Paralegal

MVLS is looking to hire a paralegal to work specifically with our Workforce Development project, One Baltimore For Jobs (1B4J). As a paralegal, you would work with staff attorneys to review client intake forms and documents to create a case plan for job trainee clients, participate in on-site legal screenings of clients at job training [Read more.]

MVLS Creates Virtual-Reality Training Videos

After the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association funded the purchase

Ethics Opinion on Pro Bono Bankruptcy

Check out the latest issue of the Maryland Bar Journal! MVLS Advisory Board member & volunteer attorney Larry Coppel of Gordon Feinblatt sought an ethics opinion on bankruptcy from the Maryland State Bar Association’s Ethics Committee to help MVLS argue the case for pro bono. In most cases, if a volunteer attorney represents a bank or…

MDEC and Your MVLS Client

Are you an MVLS volunteer attorney helping a client in a county that uses Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC)? As MDEC is rolled out county by county, we want to make sure all MVLS volunteer attorneys are up to speed on how to use MDEC to electronically submit filing fee waivers. Current counties in which MDEC…

Bypassing Bankruptcy: When Chapter 7 Isn’t the Answer

MVLS Managing Attorney for Consumer and Housing Law, Amy Hennen recently shared some insight with the Maryland State Bar Association Bar Bulletin on why bypassing bankruptcy can be a good option for many clients who qualify. Read more…

Nov. 4 – New Chrome Extension for MDExpungement, 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.