MVLS News

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...

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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Board (EAB) published an article breaking down the concept of debtors’ prisons, demonstrating how this practice is an outdated, predatory measure meant to further criminalize people for their poverty.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...

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2018 March Madness Benefit

A FULL COURT PRESS FOR PRO BONO! THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018  6-9 PM  M&T BANK STADIUM | SOUTHEAST CLUB LEVEL Get ready for another slam dunk event!  Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will host our annual “March Madness” themed benefit on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Guests will enjoy upscale tailgate fare, open beer and wine bar,...

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New Advanced Planning Project Coordinator Position

MVLS is looking to hire a Project Coordinator for our new Advanced Planning Project. This position’s responsibilities will include identifying and developing strong relationships with faith and community leaders and working with these leaders to identify and implement the best strategies for programming. Click here to read the full job description and learn how to...

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MVLS Staff Presents at NLADA Annual Conference

This weekend, MVLS is at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Annual Conference. IT Director Matthew Stubenberg presented on virtual reality trainings in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Young Lawyers Section. Participants in this workshop got to use virtual reality (VR) goggles to see for themselves how this technology innovation is...

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MVLS Exceeds Giving Tuesday Fundraising Goal

Due to all of the kind support and generosity of our donors, MVLS raised $26,562.40 on #GivingTuesday, exceeding our original goal of raising $20,000. We are incredibly thankful for all of this support on this national day of giving.       

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Giving Tuesday Expungement Clinic with Venable and Helping Up Mission

On November 28, in honor of #GivingTuesday, MVLS partnered with Helping Up Mission (HUM) and Venable, LLP to host an expungement clinic for HUM clients. Volunteers from Venable and MVLS staff attorneys helped 33 HUM clients expunge 117 convictions from their criminal records.  WMAR-TV Baltimore visited the clinic and spoke with a HUM client and...

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MVLS 2017 Annual Report Available Online

MVLS’ 2017 Annual Report is now available! If you want to take a closer look at all of the things we’ve been up to in the past fiscal year, you can read the full report on our website by clicking here.

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MVLS and MFHN Collaboration Featured on Maryland Public Television

This past week, MVLS Deputy Director Susan Francis and Maryland Faith Health Network (MFHN) were interviewed on Maryland Public Television to talk about the new collaborative series between MVLS and MFHN. This collaboration brings estate planning presentations to different churches in Baltimore with the goal of demystifying estate planning and making it more accessible to...

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MVLS Volunteer and Nominee Recognized as BCBA Volunteer of the Year

MVLS is thrilled to share that our nomination for the Baltimore County Bar Association Pro Bono Awards, Marty Voelkel-Hanssen, was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year. Ms. Voelkel-Hanssen (Law Office of Marty Voelkel-Hanssen) has been a dedicated member of MVLS’ volunteer panel since 1998. MVLS staff attended the Baltimore County Bar Association Pro Bono Awards this week to join...

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