MVLS News

November 2021 Volunteer of the Month

  We’re proud to recognize Christopher Rahl as the November 2021 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Chris and his experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? MVLS makes it easy to volunteer. They provide malpractice insurance for volunteers, trainings, and mentors, and the clients...

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October 2021 Volunteer of the Month Gretchen Reimert

We’re proud to recognize Gretchen Reimert as the October 2021 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Gretchen and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? My entire legal career has been spent in public service. I previously worked in legal services and MVLS has...

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September 2021 Volunteer of the Month – John Doud

John Doud of The Law Offices of John Doud, III in Baltimore, MD, has been a dedicated MVLS volunteer for over 20 years. Since starting with us in 1999, he has taken 39 family law cases. He handles divorce, custody, guardianship, and name change cases. Many of his pro bono cases have been complex and...

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August 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Arlene Grove

    Arlene Grove is an Enrolled Agent at WB Tax & Accounting Service, Inc and has taken cases with us since 2017.   Read on to learn why Arlene volunteers:   Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? There are always people who cannot pay for services that seem optional but are life...

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Save The Date – Celebrate Pro Bono 2021

  Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) invites you to save the date for our 2021 Celebrate Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 6-8:30 pm.   Join us for an evening of networking and celebration as we honor exceptional...

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Annual Pro Bono and IOLTA reports are due September 10, 2021

Greetings Attorneys,   You may have seen that the Attorney Information System (AIS) is now open for you to file your annual pro bono and IOLTA reports online between now and September 10. We invite you to be in touch with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service directly if you would like our help tallying your pro bono hours with us between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.   Inquire about my hours   After filing your reports, you will...

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Pro Bono Call to Action Issued to Maryland’s Legal Community

The Maryland Attorney General, Maryland Judiciary, Maryland State Bar Association – MSBA, and Maryland Access to Justice Commission Issue Pro Bono Call to Action to Maryland’s legal community.   “As COVID becomes less of a health risk, the risk of financial devastation looms large for many families who have suffered job loss, other revenue loss,...

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Updates from MVLS’ Executive Director

Happy Summer?      Like many, we at MVLS are trying to adjust yet again to the complexities of figuring out how to move safely into this next phase of the pandemic. We are filled with a bit of optimism and much hesitancy.  While MVLS staff have been hard at work all along, we began returning more consistently to our physical office...

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Access to Justice – A Legal Tip Column for Marylanders: I haven’t filed my taxes in several years, what should I do now?

Check out the June entry of our tip column with The Baltimore Times, Access to Justice – A Legal Tip Column for Marylanders:   Believe it or not, this is a common problem. If it has happened to you, you should not panic, but rather, reach out for help. Here is a general guideline as...

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July 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Kathleen Adcock

    Kathleen Adcock has taken 56 cases in her time with us since 2012. Her practice focuses on estate planning, tax, elder law, probate/trust, and nonprofit legal assistance.   Read on to learn why Kathleen volunteers:   Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? It’s pretty simple – because I can. There are...

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