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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Announces Sheila J. Stewart to its Board of Directors

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Announces New Member to its Board of Directors BALTIMORE, April. 8, 2022 – Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the state’s largest provider of pro bono legal services, today announced the election of a new board member–attorney Sheila J. Stewart. MVLS’ Board of Directors is responsible for governance and directing the…

Important Resources Are Available to Help Stabilize Housing

Local and State Housing, Tax and Water Discount Programs and Clinics   Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) emphasizes the importance of investing in our community partners and building strong relationships through outreach and advocacy. Spring is nearly here, which means tax season has arrived making it all the more important to connect residents with critical…

MVLS Continues Their Great Work in Tax Sale and Keeping Residents in Their Home

Did you know you can lose your home to tax sale if you owe Baltimore City $750 in property taxes? Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service was featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy for our latest tax sale work that saved a Baltimore resident from losing their home. MVLS’ Consumer Staff Attorney, Aja’ Mallory worked directly with [Read more.]

Have You Heard of The Water4All Program?

What is the Water4All Program?   The Water4All (W4A) program has officially launched in Baltimore City and aims to create more equitable access to financial assistance for eligible residents who need help paying their water bill. The W4A Program provides a monthly discount for water and sewage bills based on a percentage of a resident’s income.  …

MVLS Succeeds In Getting Client’s $11K Refund Released

Janice Shih, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Director at MVLS spoke with CNN correspondent Gabe Cohen on January 25th about problems with the IRS, most notably the delays in receiving refunds, and why it is happening. Many taxpayers have not yet received refunds from tax returns filed from last tax season. MVLS’ LITC has been helping…

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Announces New Pro Bono Program Manager

BALTIMORE, Jan. 31, 2022 – Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Maryland, today announced the promotion of staff member, Makeisha Gibson, from Senior Paralegal to Pro Bono Program Manager. In her new role, Makeisha will be responsible for the successful operations of our Pro Bono Program. In…

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…

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…

Celebrate Pro Bono 2020

Next week, October 25-31, 2020 we will be kicking off our Celebrate Pro Bono 2020 celebration. The week-long, virtual celebration will feature recognition of our award winners, volunteers, community partners, and supporters. Are you or someone you know in need of assistance passing your home to the next generation? Help is available! On October 27 at…

MVLS Tax Hotline Now Open

Now that the July 15th Tax Day has come and gone, it would be easy to think that tax issues are done. However, that is not the case and there are new updates to be aware of. To help address many of these tax issues, MVLS created a free Tax Hotline (443-451-4091) to help individuals…