MVLS News

May 2022 Volunteer of the Month

We’re proud to recognize Jo Ann Camm as the May 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Jo Ann and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?  I believe everyone should have access to a lawyer when they have a legal issue. Do you...

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April 2022 Volunteer of the Month

We’re proud to recognize Christina Moore as the April 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Christina and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?  MVLS empowers me, through their resources, to provide representation to clients. I’ve been most interested in advocating for people...

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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...

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Important Resources Are Available to Help Stabilize Housing

Local and State Housing, Tax and Water Discount Programs and Clinics   Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) emphasizes the importance of investing in our community partners and building strong relationships through outreach and advocacy. Spring is nearly here, which means tax season has arrived making it all the more important to connect residents with critical...

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March 2022 Volunteer of the Month

We’re proud to recognize Edward Geldermann as the March 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Brad and his experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?  With each passing year, it has become increasingly obvious that the advantages, opportunities, benefits and privileges that have somehow...

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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...

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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.  ...

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February 2022 Volunteer of the Month

We’re proud to recognize Brad Haney as the February 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Brad and his experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?  My co-worker introduced me to MVLS. They said I would be able to help people that have issues with...

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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...

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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...

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