Foreclosure and Bankruptcy


Bankruptcy can be a powerful tool when working with clients facing foreclosure, but it has may pitfalls. William Steinwedel of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project will lead attorneys through the benefits and what to watch out for when using bankruptcy to assist foreclosure clients.

The Cost of Caring and Strategies for Promoting Resilience


In this webinar, our guest panelist will discuss the emotional, psychological, and physical impacts of working in the caring professions and explore strategies to address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout. Attendees will learn ways to tap into the power of resilience and how to implement a trauma-informed framework while supporting staff self-care at their […]

Foreclosure and Family Law


Family law issues can create a variety of challenges for a homeowner facing foreclosure. Walter Ty of The Law Office of Walter D. Ty, LLC will walk attorneys through major concerns and how to navigate them.

Top 5 Malpractice Claims- the Most Common Claims Seen


In this interactive training, attendees will discover the leading causes of malpractice claims and bar complaints for attorneys licensed in Maryland. In addition, you will learn current statistics and steps in attorney discipline cases. There will be a discussion on common scenarios such as dabbling, unauthorized practice of law, and the supervision of attorneys. Rules of Professional Conduct […]

My Home, My Deed, My Legacy Clinic


MVLS is seeking volunteer attorneys for its “My Home, My Deed, My Legacy” clinic on February 28, 2023 (3-7 pm) in Cherry Hill (Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center - 201 Reedbird Ave, Baltimore, MD 21225). Volunteer attorneys assist homeowners with identifying basic estate and deed issues to increase their housing stability. This is an […]

Human Trafficking & the Law: Combatting Misinformation, Aiding in Prevention, and Helping Survivors Heal

University of Baltimore School of Law 1401 North Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Please join the Human Trafficking Prevention Project, a partnership between the University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, as we host a in-person training on providing criminal record relief to survivors of human trafficking. This free training will provide licensed attorney participants with an introduction to the crime of human trafficking, address […]

Navigating Third Party Custody and Non-Parent Custody Rights in Maryland

The concept of Third Party Child Custody has dramatically changed since Maryland's 2016 Supreme Court of Maryland's decision granting parental rights to de-facto parents. Any party who seeks child custody or visitation and who is not the biological or adoptive parent is considered a third party and are generally without legal rights unless specific circumstances […]

Affidavit Judgment Docket & The Consumer Protection Project Clinic

The Consumer Protection Project (CPP) is a low commitment, single day clinic that aids Maryland consumers who have been sued by creditors in District Court collection actions. This webinar will provide an overview of the Affidavit Judgment Docket and why volunteers are needed to assist consumers on the docket Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Baltimore […]

Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy

In November 2022, the Department of Justice issued new guidance for the process of discharging student loans in bankruptcy in cases of undue hardship. Learn more about what this guidance means for your clients and how the process works.

A Taste for Pro Bono

Baltimore Museum of Industry 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD, United States

Join MVLS for our signature spring event, A Taste for Pro Bono presented by Saul Ewing LLP on April 27 at The Baltimore Museum of Industry. Sample signature Maryland dishes, enjoy beer and wine, enjoy the museum, and connect with the area’s top attorneys, community leaders, and other good people who support our belief that […]