We’re proud to recognize Aaron Uslan as the June 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Aaron and his experience as an MVLS volunteer.
Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?
I decided to volunteer with MVLS in 2020 when my business was substantially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The silver lining was I could devote more time to volunteering and pro bono efforts. A colleague had recommended MVLS as a way to assist immigrant families with their legal issues. My background is in immigration law so I thought I would be a natural fit.
Do you have any stand out stories?
I don’t have any specific stand out stories. Although all my clients have been extremely grateful for the assistance and have repeatedly expressed their thanks.
What is your favorite part about volunteering with MVLS?
My favorite part is helping the children involved in these cases. Many of them had to leave their friends and family and flee their home countries for fear of violence and persecution. Knowing I can give them a fresh start here in Maryland provides me with a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment at the end of the day.
Why should other attorneys do pro bono?
Attorneys should do it because there is a substantial need for pro bono legal services right now in Maryland. Many Maryland families are currently struggling to make ends meet because of inflation and sky high housing costs. There also has been an influx of unaccompanied children from Central America who have relocated to the state in recent years. These children are in desperate need of legal assistance. A little time goes a long way to help these deserving kids.