Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Announces New Pro Bono Program Manager

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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 addition, she will manage a team of five intake paralegals and support MVLS’ staff attorneys and volunteers. 

“We are so pleased to welcome Makeisha into her new position at MVLS.  Makeisha is not only a highly competent team member, but she also exhibits a deep commitment and empathy to our clients and volunteers.” said Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Executive Director, Susan Francis. “Makeisha has demonstrated committed leadership to her MVLS colleagues both as a paralegal and Senior Paralegal, and we have no doubt she will continue to be a key element to MVLS’ success in her new role.” 

Makeisha GibsonMakeisha joined MVLS eight years ago as a paralegal and was previously promoted to Senior Paralegal in 2019. Makeisha continues to grow, and provides excellent communication, guidance, and structure for her paralegal team. She is currently a co-chair of MVLS’ Anti-Racism Committee, and member of the Pro Bono Coordinating Council Leadership Committee. Makeisha graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts.  

 

 

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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 www.mvlslaw.org 

Written by: Chandler Walters, MVLS’ Outreach and Communication Manager 

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