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 really need help.

Do you have any stand out stories?
All the cases I’ve worked on through MVLS involve clients who stand out as kind and grateful.  I have worked on name changes, guardianships, wills, and deed changes over the years. All the cases have reminded me how needed MVLS’ services are to those in Maryland who can’t otherwise afford an attorney’s help.

What is your favorite part about volunteering with MVLS?
It is rewarding to help someone solve a problem that has been negatively impacting their day-to-day happiness or productivity

Why should other attorneys do pro bono?
You can learn a new area of the law and help someone in need. 

What is your favorite part about volunteering with MVLS?
All of MVLS’ work is important, but helping individuals preserve their homes is crucial. As governmental pandemic assistance is reduced, more MVLS clients will likely face challenges keeping up with their bills. There will likely be more MVLS clients that need help with mortgage or property title problems. MVLS’ My Home, My Deed, My Legacy and Foreclosure Prevention Project efforts will be more and more important in the coming years.