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MPT Discusses Tax Tips with MVLS Attorney Janice Shih

Maryland Public Television (MPT) featured Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Attorney Janice Shih on Your Money And Business. Janice spoke with host Jeff Salkin on how  MVLS helps low-income Marylanders with tax assistance and tax related questions. We invite you to view Janice’s segment below. 

MVLS Creates Virtual-Reality Training Videos

After the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association funded the purchase of a 360-degree camera, MVLS IT Director Matthew Stubenberg jumped at the chance to use it.  With William Buschur, Stubenberg created virtual-reality training videos that simulate a hearing, enabling attorneys to get a taste of what it’s like inside a courtroom, as well…

Update on Technology Innovation Award

In November 2016, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service received Tech Impact’s Technology Innovation Award in the Skills to Succeed & Workforce Development Category, sponsored by Accenture. MVLS received $7,500 in funding to expand our Client Legal Utility Engine (CLUE), a web platform that “scrapes” data from a public judiciary database and matches it against MVLS’ clients’…

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.

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…