Featured

Archive for Featured – Page 2

MVLS Attorney Janice Shih Writes Op-Ed for Baltimore Business Journal

MVLS Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Managing Attorney, Janice Shih, wrote an op-ed piece for the Baltimore Business Journal explaining the significance of back taxes for companies. In the article, Janice discusses how employees from low-income backgrounds often feel fear around filing taxes as many people feel unsure about the amount they may owe. When back…

MVLS Attorney Amy Hennen Featured in Article on Debtors’ Prisons

MVLS Consumer and Foreclosure Managing Attorney, Amy Hennen, was interviewed by Refinery29 on debtors’ prisons – or at least, how debtors’ prisons have morphed into body attachment laws in 2018. Amy provides a snapshot of how this situation has developed over time and the context that has led to our current situation, as well as…

Daily Record Article on Waiving Estate Fees for Low-Income Residents

The Daily Record Editorial Advisory Board published an article urging the importance of waiving estate fees for low-income homeowners. The fees currently involved with estate planning can be staggering. Low-income homeowners in Maryland, including MVLS clients, are often overwhelmed by these unforeseen costs. Many homeowners do not see these costs coming – the article paints…

Amy Hennen Featured in Daily Record Debt Collection Reform Article

Amy Hennen, MVLS Consumer and Foreclosure Managing Attorney, was featured in the Daily Record‘s article about debt collection reform. The article is in response to a nationwide report published by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) entitled “A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt.” The ACLU’s report analyzed more than 1,000 cases in…

MVLS Staff Attorney Matthew Stubenberg Quoted in Baltimore Brew Article

The Baltimore Brew published an article about the Maryland Judiciary’s removal of police names from Case Search, a website where anyone can log on and find the criminal and civil histories from any one person’s background. Many advocates, activists, and legal professionals criticized this decision as well as the sudden nature of the shift. MVLS…

MVLS CAN (Community Advocacy Network)

Do you want to: Fill your resume with practical experience? Stand out at your law firm? Obtain the tools that you need to succeed as a young attorney inside and outside the courtroom? Have a positive impact on your community? Then MVLS CAN is for YOU! MVLS CAN (Community Advocacy Network), a volunteer recruitment and…

Human Trafficking Prevention Project on WYPR: On the Record

The Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP) was featured on WYPR’s On the Record HTPP Coordinator at MVLS Laurie Culkin and HTPP Director and University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Jessica Emerson spoke with Sheilah Kast about what exactly human trafficking is, how to best support survivors of human trafficking with legal tools, and how the project…

Human Trafficking Prevention Project Published in What Weekly

The Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), a partnership between University of Baltimore School of Law and MVLS, published an article in What Weekly. HTPP Director Jessica Emerson and HTPP Coordinator Laurie Culkin wrote about the most vulnerable populations who are at higher risk of being trafficked, common myths that need debunking, and how legislation like…

HTPP and Eastern Shore Training featured in Dorchester Star

The Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), a partnership between MVLS and University of Baltimore School of Law was featured by the Dorchester Star. The HTPP traveled to the Eastern Shore last week to provide a training for attorneys, community members, and service providers about post-conviction relief for survivors of trafficking.   HTPP Coordinator Laurie Culkin was quoted in…

Daily Record EAB Publishes Debtor Body Attachments Article

The Daily Record Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) published an article breaking down the concept of debtors’ prisons, demonstrating how this practice is an outdated, predatory measure meant to further criminalize people for their poverty. The article goes on to state that this is not only unfair to the debtors, but it also creates more pressure for…