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MVLS Data Spotlight in Baltimore Sun Article

Maryland residents can be arrested and jailed for failure to pay rent, a phenomena otherwise known as debtors’ prisons. This incredibly damaging system punishes low-income families for their economic standing and cements them in a spiral of poverty. Data collected through MVLS research was used in this Baltimore Sun article illuminating how aggressive real estate…

HTPP Featured on WJZ-13 Baltimore

MVLS Deputy Director Susan Francis and University of Baltimore School of Law Professor and Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP) Director Jessica Emerson were featured on WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore segment, On Time. Jessica and Susan discussed the MVLS and UB Law partnership that provides post-conviction relief and support for survivors of human trafficking.  To learn more about this MVLS…

Consumer Protection Project Highlighted in City Paper

MVLS’ Consumer Protection Project (CPP) was featured in City Paper. Each Tuesday, MVLS staff attorney Ellyn Riedl and volunteers from our panel of attorneys provide free legal assistance for people with consumer issues. All too often,  people experiencing debt and other consumer issues cannot afford attorneys. Many small claims cases are brought to District Court,…

Now Hiring: APGRB Staff Attorney

MVLS is looking to hire a Staff Attorney for our Adult Guardianship Program. Candidates require strong advocacy skills needed to represent indigent alleged disabled adults at guardianship proceedings in the Circuit Courts for Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Candidates should also have 2-3 years professional experience in guardianship, elder, or disability law or 10 years [Read more.]

MVLS Virtual Reality Tech Innovation Featured in ABA Journal

 MVLS has been featured in the American Bar Association Journal, highlighting our exciting new virtual reality technology. This tech innovation, an idea developed by IT Director and Staff Attorney Matthew Stubenberg, allows new attorneys and law students alike to experience the courtroom through virtual reality (VR) goggles. Using Youtube’s three-dimensional capabilities for video, MVLS filmed…

Human Trafficking Prevention Program Training Featured in the Baltimore Sun

The first Human Trafficking Prevention Project attorney training has been highlighted in the Baltimore Sun.

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.]

Oct. 4 – Celebrate Pro Bono 2017

Join Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) on Wednesday October 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore.

Daily Record Feature: MVLS and UB Law launch the Human Trafficking Prevention Program

MVLS is partnering with University of Baltimore Law to launch the Human Trafficking Prevention Program (HTPP). Learn more about this program through HTPP Project Coordinator Laurie Culkin’s interview with The Daily Record.

MVLS Volunteers and Nominees Recognized at PBRC Pro Bono Service Award Ceremony

At the Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, MVLS volunteer attorneys and program partners were honored as award recipients at the PBRC Pro Bono Service Award Ceremony.