MVLS News

Updates from MVLS’ Executive Director, Susan Francis

Greetings,   On March 24, 1981, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service was officially created to give voice to the voiceless in the judicial system.  And here we are, 40 years later, focused on achieving our founders’ vision of providing access to justice for all, not just for those that can afford it.  In our first 40 years, MVLS and our volunteers have ensured...

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April 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Michael McKeown

    Michael McKeown is an attorney at Robert Ades & Associates, where his practice focuses on foreclosure defense, wills, bankruptcy and debt collection defense. Michael has been a volunteer with MVLS since 2013, and has taken a 39 cases.   Read on to learn why Michael volunteers:   Why do you choose to volunteer with...

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Economic Impact Payment: Round 3 – What You Need To Know

Starting this week, a third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) could be coming your way.  With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the federal government will be issuing checks.  This time, the amounts will be $1400 per individual, $2800 for married couples.  The difference this time is that instead of receiving lower amounts for dependent...

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Maryland RELIEF Act – What You Need to Know

How do you spell RELIEF?    Maryland residents who filed a 2019 tax return and received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) will be automatically receiving an economic impact payment from the Maryland Comptroller in the coming week. The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act provides for automatic payments of $300 to individual...

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MVLS Issues Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report

      The 2020 MVLS digital annual report includes stories about the impact we were able to have at the beginning of the pandemic through June to the end of our fiscal year. Please take a few minutes reviewing what hope can look like in the form of determined advocates who will not stop lending a critical...

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December 2020 Volunteer of the Month – Danielle Mikoy

      Danielle Mikoy is a family law and estate planning attorney, servicing Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Anne Arundel counties. Danielle began volunteering with MVLS in 2016. During her time as a volunteer she has taken 31 cases.   Read on to learn why Danielle volunteers: Why do you choose to volunteer...

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MVLS ELECTS NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) announced the election of three new members to our Board of Directors including Reba Letsa, Jhonell Campbell, and Kerby Baden. MVLS’s Board of Directors is responsible for governance and directing the organization’s strategic plan to deliver life changing pro bono legal services to Marylanders with limited income. Reba Letsa is an associate at...

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November 2020 Volunteer of the Month – Elizabeth Johnson

    Elizabeth Johnson is an estate planning attorney, servicing Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel counties. Elizabeth began volunteering with MVLS in 2016. During her time as a volunteer she has taken 40 cases.   Read on to learn why Elizabeth volunteers: Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? There are so many...

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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...

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MVLS ELECTS Derek Roussillon TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service is delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Roussillon, to our Board of Directors. Derek Roussillon is a principal attorney at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. Derek provides litigation services to a diverse group of clients in complex commercial and business disputes. We look forward to working with Derek as we seek...

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