Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Announces Two New Staff Members

BALTIMORE, June 6, 2022 – Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono legal services, today announced the recent hiring of Aisha Snead, Community Outreach Coordinator-Financial Stabilization and Novlette Haughton, Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Intake Paralegal. As a HAF Intake Paralegal, Novlette is responsible for connecting clients to the housing assistance program and assisting MVLS’ intake team with direct client screenings. Novlette plays a crucial role in ensuring clients are receiving the free civil legal aid they need. As Community Outreach Coordinator, Aisha is responsible for developing strong relationships with community leaders to increase engagement in estate planning by underserved Marylanders through outreach and education.

“MVLS is thrilled to be able to comprehensively support housing stabilization for Marylanders. By having Aisha and Novlette join MVLS, we are able to help Marylanders proactively preserve their homes through critically important housing funds and estate planning.” said MVLS’ Executive Director, Susan Francis.

Aisha SneadAisha comes to MVLS with experience in community organizing, outreach, and project management, previously serving as Project manager at the R. Willie Group which provides mentorship services to underserved youth. She is also a trained advocate for victims of sexual violence and a doula, specializing in supporting clients and families who are navigating a death. Born and raised in Baltimore City, Aisha brings a multitude of her own community partnerships, relationships, and experiences which she will integrate to engage in estate planning conversations.

Novlette HaughtonNovlette comes to MVLS from the Marian House, where she worked directly with women and their children who are in need of housing and rehabilitative services as the Operations Manager. She also serves on the Board at the Marian House where she leads the acquisition sub-committee. Novlette was recently selected as the Ladies of Hope Ministries EPIC (End Poverty and Incarceration for Women and Girls) Fellow where she will serve as an advocate and educator. Novlette will bring her wealth of different experiences to ensure MVLS clients are receiving the help they need.

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About Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) removes barriers to justice through free civil legal help, community engagement, and advocacy for equitable laws. The organization matches clients with volunteer lawyers, tax professionals and staff attorneys who represent them in a wide range of consumer finance, family and housing situations, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, divorce/custody, deed changes, as well as income tax disputes, estate planning, and criminal record relief. MVLS advocates for racial equity in Maryland’s legal system and works in concert with community partners to move toward a fair legal system that is free of injustice and equitably serves underrepresented Marylanders. For more information about MVLS, please visit


Media Contacts:
Susan Francis, Esq.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)
phone: 443-451-4084

Chandler Walters
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)
phone: 443-451-4095