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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…

MVLS and GBMC Partner to Help Baltimore City Residents Age in Place

New $25,000 Grant Awarded to MVLS will Help Address Social Determinants of Health Through Strategic Outreach Campaign Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono civil legal services in Maryland, announced a new first-of-its-kind partnership with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) to provide critical legal services to older adults living in…

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…

MVLS ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono legal services, today announced the election of seven (7) new board members – attorneys Tyree Ayers, Shereefat Balogun, Brian Gordon, La’Tika Howard, Robin Leone, Marc Shach, and Dr. Ann Irvine. MVLS’ Board of Directors is responsible for governance and directing the organization’s strategic plan…

MVLS Launches Consumer Hotline

The Consumer Protection Project (CPP) aids Maryland consumers who have been sued by creditors in District Court collection actions, MVLS has recently launched a hotline (443-451-4083) to support Marylanders. CPP volunteer attorneys and MVLS staff will provide brief advice on defending against debt buyers and other consumer lawsuits such as car repossessions and bail bonds.   MVLS volunteer [Read more.]

Attention Attorneys! Pro Bono Reports Due 9.10.20

If you’re admitted to practice law in Maryland, you are required to complete these reports by September 10, 2020. The Attorney Information System (AIS) is now open to file the reports online, along with annual payment to the Client Protection Fund and verification of tax identification number. There are no forms or mailed invoices. Please contact Margaret Henn if you need…