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MVLS ANNOUNCES SAAD MALIK TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Announces New Member to its Board of Directors BALTIMORE, Jan. 26, 2022 – Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono legal services, today announced the election of a new board member–attorney Saad Malik. MVLS’ Board of Directors is responsible for governance and directing the organization’s strategic…

Two Years into the Pandemic, Legal Services Continue To Be a Lifeline For Trafficking Survivors

Almost two years after COVID-19 began to disrupt daily life in communities throughout Maryland, survivors of human trafficking and other populations placed at increased risk of exploitation continue to face acute challenges related to the health crisis. During Human Trafficking Awareness Month this January, we invite you to learn more about the legal needs of…

January 2022 Volunteer of the Month

We’re proud to recognize Krystil E. Smith as the January 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Krystil and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?  I chose to volunteer with MVLS after learning of the even greater need for legal representation since the…

Letter to Governor Larry Hogan

We sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan on December 16, alongside 17 Maryland General Assembly legislators and 35 organizations from across the state calling on him to fund the Access to Counsel program for low-income renters in Maryland. HB18, which was sponsored by Senator Shelly Laskin Hettleman and Delegate Wanika Fisher, passed last year…

UB School of Law and MVLS Receive Department of Justice Grant

                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UB School of Law and MVLS Receive Department of Justice Grant to Significantly Expand…

December 2021 Volunteer of the Month

We’re proud to recognize Jennifer Jones as the December 2021 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Jennifer and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? Work for an MVLS client can make a positive difference in someone’s life that otherwise would not have occurred….

MVLS ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono legal services, today announced the election of seven (7) new board members – attorneys Tyree Ayers, Shereefat Balogun, Brian Gordon, La’Tika Howard, Robin Leone, Marc Shach, and Dr. Ann Irvine. MVLS’ Board of Directors is responsible for governance and directing the organization’s strategic plan…

November 2021 Volunteer of the Month

  We’re proud to recognize Christopher Rahl as the November 2021 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Chris and his experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? MVLS makes it easy to volunteer. They provide malpractice insurance for volunteers, trainings, and mentors, and the clients…

From Pro Bono Coordinator to Champion for Justice: A Donor Q&A

2021 Annual Report: Mission Moment Return to Annual Report   Below is an excerpt from our interview with MVLS volunteer and monthly donor, Dan Schmitt. Originally from Iowa, Dan came to Maryland for law school and took his first pro bono case with MVLS 30 years ago. Now, he gives every month because, in his [Read more.]

Justice For All – A Note From Our Executive Director

2021 Annual Report: A Note From Our Executive Director Return to Annual Report Justice for ALL.  How we define this concept and what efforts we need to take to ensure its promise has been a major focus in our society over the past year.  While the country and world struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic,  inequitable health outcomes and financial harm borne by communities of color, and the renewed Black Lives Matters protests after the murder [Read more.]