At the Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, MVLS volunteer attorneys and program partners were honored as award recipients at the PBRC Pro Bono Service Award Ceremony.
Frank Turney, Esq., received the Lee A. Caplan Award for exemplifying pro bono service as an incredibly hardworking MVLS volunteer attorney for the past eighteen years.
Constance Hare, Esq. of Mehlman, Greenblatt & Hare LLC, received the Distinguished Pro Bono Volunteer Award for showing immense dedication to pro bono work by taking at least one case from MVLS every year for twenty years.
The Honorable Mark Scurti of the District Court of Baltimore City received the Member of Judiciary Award to recognize his committed advocacy as a private attorney, judicial officer, and member of the MVLS volunteer panel from 1993 – 2013.
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Supervising Attorney Jennifer Jaimes, and Baltimore Initiative Staff Attorney Gabriel Moreno received the Pro Bono Program award for representing unaccompanied children and its partnership with MVLS to increase stability for families.
Scott Mahler, Adult Services Manager at the Wicomico Public Library, received the Non-Legal or Organizational Involvement Award for delivering pro bono legal services to low-income Marylanders through our partnership Cyber Civil Clinics, which provide legal services remotely to community members visiting the Wicomico Public Library.
These individuals have truly gone above and beyond in their engagement in civil legal services. We cannot thank them enough for their years of commitment and enthusiasm for this work. MVLS is thrilled they have been recognized as Pro Bono Service Award recipients.