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2017 MVLS Annual “March Madness” Benefit

Get ready for another slam dunk event!  Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will host our annual “March Madness” themed benefit on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Guests will enjoy upscale tailgate fare, open beer and wine bar, live music, exciting silent auction, interactive basketball games and more! All funds raised from this event supports MVLS’ mission of [Read more.]

MVLS Spoke to WBAL-TV About Baltimore City Water Affordability Issues

MVLS pro bono attorneys are working hard to help Baltimore City residents avoid tax sale because of delinquent water bills. MVLS Deputy Director Susan Francis spoke with WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore about this issue and how it impacted one of our clients James McCallister. Watch and learn more below.  

New MVLS Clinic – Wicomico County Remote Clinic

When the Wicomico Public Library contacted MVLS asking to set up legal advice clinics in the Salisbury area, MVLS staff knew this was both a challenge and an opportunity. The lower eastern shore is more than two hours away from the highly populated Baltimore-D.C. metropolitan corridor where attorneys and service providers tend to cluster. This…

MVLS’ Susan Francis Appears on WYPR

MVLS Deputy Director Susan Francis appeared on WYPR’s Midday show yesterday to discuss Baltimore water and sewer billing issues with host Tom Hall. Read more…

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

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. 17 – Photos from Celebrate Pro Bono

Thank you to the 250 guests and 16 sponsors who helped MVLS celebrate our volunteers, donors, board members, and our 35th anniversary at Celebrate Pro Bono on October 5.  We’re so pleased to report that we raised over $6,000 at the event during Pledge for Pro Bono.  Combined with sponsorships and donations received before the event,…

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…

Sept. 29 – PBRC to Launch Maryland Free Legal Answers Website

On October 6, 2016, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland will launch Maryland’s Free Legal Answers website that will allow low-income Marylanders to submit civil legal questions online.  They are looking for volunteer lawyers to provide answers to these questions.  

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.