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  • Two Years into the Pandemic, Legal Services Continue To Be a Lifeline For Trafficking Survivors - Almost two years after COVID-19 began to disrupt daily life in communities throughout Maryland, survivors of human trafficking and other populations placed at increased risk of exploitation continue to face acute challenges related to the health crisis. During Human Trafficking Awareness Month this January, we invite you to learn more about the legal needs of...
  • January 2022 Volunteer of the Month - We’re proud to recognize Krystil E. Smith as the January 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Krystil and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?  I chose to volunteer with MVLS after learning of the even greater need for legal representation since the...
  • Letter to Governor Larry Hogan - We sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan on December 16, alongside 17 Maryland General Assembly legislators and 35 organizations from across the state calling on him to fund the Access to Counsel program for low-income renters in Maryland. HB18, which was sponsored by Senator Shelly Laskin Hettleman and Delegate Wanika Fisher, passed last year...
  • UB School of Law and MVLS Receive Department of Justice Grant -                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UB School of Law and MVLS Receive Department of Justice Grant to Significantly Expand...
  • December 2021 Volunteer of the Month - We’re proud to recognize Jennifer Jones as the December 2021 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Jennifer and her experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? Work for an MVLS client can make a positive difference in someone’s life that otherwise would not have occurred....
  • MVLS ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono legal services, today announced the election of seven (7) new board members – attorneys Tyree Ayers, Shereefat Balogun, Brian Gordon, La’Tika Howard, Robin Leone, Marc Shach, and Dr. Ann Irvine. MVLS’ Board of Directors is responsible for governance and directing the organization’s strategic plan...
  • MVLS Partners with Baltimore Health Corps for Community-Centered COVID Response - 2021 Annual Report: Feature Story Return to Annual Report “This is some of the best work I’ve done in my career”  – Phillip Westry  In early 2020, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) was approached with a unique opportunity. At the time, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, in partnership with the Baltimore Civic Fund, was [Read more.]
  • November 2021 Volunteer of the Month -   We’re proud to recognize Christopher Rahl as the November 2021 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Chris and his experience as an MVLS volunteer.  Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? MVLS makes it easy to volunteer. They provide malpractice insurance for volunteers, trainings, and mentors, and the clients...
  • Justice For All – A Note From Our Executive Director - 2021 Annual Report: A Note From Our Executive Director Return to Annual Report Justice for ALL.  How we define this concept and what efforts we need to take to ensure its promise has been a major focus in our society over the past year.  While the country and world struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic,  inequitable health outcomes and financial harm borne by communities of color, and the renewed Black Lives Matters protests after the murder [Read more.]
  • An 11 Year Quest to Save a Home - 2021 Annual Report: Mission Moment Return to Annual Report “I had to fight to get the home in my name…” – Vivian Dunlap Vivian Dunlap has deep roots in West Baltimore. Vivian lived in her family home from the age of six through her 20s. The family home was eventually passed on to Vivian’s sister [Read more.]
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