MVLS News

MVLS Attorney Amy Hennen Pens Op-Ed for Baltimore Sun

There are many laws and systems that actively work against individuals from low-income communities throughout Maryland. MVLS Consumer and Housing Attorney Amy Hennen wrote an opinion article for the Baltimore Sun explaining how “body attachment” allows creditors to force debtors into court. If the debtor in question does not appear in court, creditors can then...

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Kaitlyn Wernsing Joins MVLS Staff

  MVLS would like to welcome Kaitlyn Wernsing who was recently hired as our new Development Coordinator.  Kaitlyn will be assisting the development department with a variety of fundraising activities. Kaitlyn previously worked at Maryland Legal Aid as a Development Associate and at Thrive Healthcare in Charlottesville, VA, as Philanthropy Coordinator of its AIDS/HIV Services...

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MVLS Data Spotlight in Baltimore Sun Article

Maryland residents can be arrested and jailed for failure to pay rent, a phenomena otherwise known as debtors’ prisons. This incredibly damaging system punishes low-income families for their economic standing and cements them in a spiral of poverty. Data collected through MVLS research was used in this Baltimore Sun article illuminating how aggressive real estate...

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HTPP Featured on WJZ-13 Baltimore

MVLS Deputy Director Susan Francis and University of Baltimore School of Law Professor and Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP) Director Jessica Emerson were featured on WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore segment, On Time. Jessica and Susan discussed the MVLS and UB Law partnership that provides post-conviction relief and support for survivors of human trafficking.  To learn more about this MVLS...

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Consumer Protection Project Highlighted in City Paper

MVLS’ Consumer Protection Project (CPP) was featured in City Paper. Each Tuesday, MVLS staff attorney Ellyn Riedl and volunteers from our panel of attorneys provide free legal assistance for people with consumer issues. All too often,  people experiencing debt and other consumer issues cannot afford attorneys. Many small claims cases are brought to District Court,...

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MVLS Virtual Reality Tech Innovation Featured in ABA Journal

 MVLS has been featured in the American Bar Association Journal, highlighting our exciting new virtual reality technology. This tech innovation, an idea developed by IT Director and Staff Attorney Matthew Stubenberg, allows new attorneys and law students alike to experience the courtroom through virtual reality (VR) goggles. Using Youtube’s three-dimensional capabilities for video, MVLS filmed...

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Human Trafficking Prevention Program Training Featured in the Baltimore Sun

The first Human Trafficking Prevention Project attorney training has been highlighted in the Baltimore Sun.

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MVLS Volunteers and Nominees Recognized at PBRC Pro Bono Service Award Ceremony

At the Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, MVLS volunteer attorneys and program partners were honored as award recipients at the PBRC Pro Bono Service Award Ceremony.

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Oct. 4 – Celebrate Pro Bono 2017

Join Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) on Wednesday October 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore.

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Introducing Third Thursday Webinars

We’re excited to announce our new free monthly webinar series on various topics to better support our pro bono attorneys.

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