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201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

July 2017

Foreclosure Meditation Brief Advice – Baltimore City

July 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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This event provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation.

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Nuts & Bolts of Defending Consumers in District Court

July 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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MVLS will be hosting an in-person training to arm volunteer attorneys with the substantive tools needed to advise defendants in district court consumer cases. Attendees will learn about the substantive law governing credit card, debt buyer, bail bond, and landlord/tenant collections cases, and how to defend these cases in court. The training will include issue spotting of common defenses and potential affirmative claims using real-life examples. This training will also be available for viewing via webinar. There is no fee…

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August 2017

Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice – Baltimore City

August 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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This event provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation.

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September 2017

Bankruptcy Bypass Clinic

September 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Bankruptcy Bypass is a webinar event designed to help stop creditor contact/harassment of these individuals without having to burn through a bankruptcy filing – that way, if they should need bankruptcy in the future, they won’t have to wait to file. The program is designed after a similar program at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. At this clinic, clients can come and meet with an attorney in order to establish if they are indeed collection proof.  If the attorney concludes…

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November 2017

Tax Controversy Training for Attorneys, CPAs, and EAs

November 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service invites interested attorneys, CPAs and EAs to attend a free training session on handling IRS and Maryland tax controversy cases for low-income taxpayers. This class will be available for viewing by webinar if you are unable to attend the training in-person.  The course will be taught by experienced tax attorneys, Gerald Kelly and Cheri Wendt-Taczak; IRS Local Taxpayer Advocate, James Leith; and Assistant Director, Compliance Division, Comptroller of Maryland, Jay Maschas. While the training will cover…

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March 2018

Offer in Compromise (OIC) Day

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Do you owe money to the IRS? Want to know if you can reduce the amount you owe through our Offer in Compromise program? Want to know if you can reduce the amount you owe through their Offer in Compromise program? Come to Offer in Compromise Day! Advanced registration is required and space is limited, so please contact Janice Shih at 443-451-4061 to register! The only criteria is that your household income must be below $54,000. Clients should bring the…

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May 2018

Tax Controversy Training

May 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service invites interested attorneys, law students, CPAs and EAs to attend a free training session on handling IRS and Maryland tax controversy cases for low-income taxpayers on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MVLS’ office at 201 N. Charles St., Suite 1400, Baltimore, MD 21201. Continental breakfast will be served. This training is available via webinar, but will not be available as a recording for future viewing.  The course will be taught by…

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Marketing & PR 101: How to Reach Your Audience

May 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Join Rebecca Teaff of Redstart Creative and Andrea Martin of Andrea D. Martin Consulting for a free brown bag lunch training on marketing and public relations. These marketing skills can help you with branding your small business or firm, whether you're a member of a large organization or you have your own small and solo firm or business.  Registrants are welcome to bring their lunches. You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of: The power of storytelling and what is…

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September 2018

Estate Administration Training

September 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Have you been dying to learn the ins and outs of estate administration?  This session is for you.  It will cover the basics of small and regular estates, what falls into probate, opening estates, claims against an estate, distribution, forms, and drafting and recording a personal representative deed.  In addition to being a good opportunity to grown your knowledge base, for attorneys seeking to do pro bono without involving litigation, estate cases assigned through MVLS are uncontested and do not…

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December 2018

Expungement Law – The Basics and Recent Changes in the Law

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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The expungement laws have continued to evolve over the past few years. This training will review the nuts and bolts of expungement as well as cover the expansions under the Justice Reinvestment Act in 2017, with new additions in October 2018. This 90 minute training is free, but requires volunteering for one case or at one upcoming expungement clinic. Trainers will be experienced MVLS staff attorneys Susan Francis and Christopher Sweeney. If you are not already a MVLS volunteer, please…

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February 2019

Handling Tax Sale Cases: Practice Tips & Perspectives from the Magistrate’s Office

February 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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RESCHEDULED FROM Feb. 20 due to weather. Volunteer attorneys will hear practice tips from a panel of experts and a fellow pro bono volunteer on handling tax sale foreclosure defense cases, and the Magistrate’s Office will offer their perspective on these cases.  Volunteer attorneys who are new to tax sale are encouraged to view the on demand recording of “Tax Sale Prevention Basics in Baltimore City” before attending this training. This training, offered as part of PBRC’s Home Preservation Project, is…

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April 2019

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from the MVLS Office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Potential clients interested in attending the clinic should call the Job Center at 410-410-749-3612 ext. 161. If you’re an…

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May 2019

Tax Controversy Training

May 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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201 N. Charles Street, 3rd Floor  Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service invites interested attorneys, law students, CPAs and EAs to attend a free training session on handling IRS and Maryland tax controversy cases for low-income taxpayers on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MVLS’ office at 201 N. Charles St., Third floor conference room, Baltimore, MD 21201. Continental breakfast will be served. This training is available only in-person. The course will be taught by experienced tax attorneys, Gerald…

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June 2019

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from the MVLS Office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Potential clients interested in attending the clinic should call the Job Center at 410-410-749-3612 ext. 161. If you’re an…

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August 2019

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

August 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from the MVLS Office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Potential clients interested in attending the clinic should call the Job Center at 410-410-749-3612 ext. 161. If you’re an…

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October 2019

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

October 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from the MVLS Office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Potential clients interested in attending the clinic should call the Job Center at 410-410-749-3612 ext. 161. If you’re an…

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November 2019

Nov. 6 – Foreclosure Prevention Basics

November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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  This training, in conjunction with the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and Civil Justice, covers the basics of mortgage lending and servicing, the foreclosure process, loan modifications and loss mitigation, representing homeowners at mediation, and post-mediation issues. Attendees will learn to evaluate a pro bono case, determine options available to their client and how to counsel their client about those options, and how to handle a foreclosure mediation. This training is free, but comes with a pro bono…

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December 2019

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

December 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from the MVLS Office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Potential clients interested in attending the clinic should call the Job Center at 410-410-749-3612 ext. 161. If you’re an…

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Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Clinic – Baltimore City

December 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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This event provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will: Answer questions about foreclosure mediation Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but there are other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation.

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February 2020

Tax Sale Prevention in Baltimore City

February 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Learn about Tax Sale and Tax Foreclosure in Baltimore City in this joint training by MVLS and the Pro Bono Resource Center's Home Preservation Project. This training is geared to attorneys and housing counselors who are interested in volunteering to assist homeowners and/or nonprofit groups facing tax sale foreclosure in Maryland. This training is free to attorneys who agree to attend one Baltimore City tax sale clinic and accept at least one pro bono tax foreclosure case within one year of…

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November 2020

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

November 18, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from their home or office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Potential clients interested in attending the clinic should call the Job Center at 410-410-749-3612 ext. 161. If you’re…

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August 2021

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

August 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from their home or office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Volunteer attorneys can contact MVLS if they would prefer to participate from our office. Potential clients interested in…

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September 2021

Worchester Expungement Cyber Clinic

September 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Worchester Public Library Job Center in Ocean City to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from their home or office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Volunteer attorneys can contact MVLS if they would prefer to participate from our office. If you’re an…

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October 2021

Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

October 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from their home or office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Volunteer attorneys can contact MVLS if they would prefer to participate from our office. Potential clients interested in…

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November 2021

Tax Controversy Training – Webinar

November 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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This course will address tax controversy issues when dealing with collection alternatives, audits, Earned Income Tax Credit Denials, Lien and/or Levies, refunds and cancellations of debt. The course will be presented by experienced attorneys and IRS representatives. The instructors will focus on the mechanics of advocating for the client. Interaction with the IRS and the proper process when battling with tax collection issues. Each attendee will be asked to volunteer for a case at the conclusion of the event. Due…

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January 2022

Talking with Older Adults: A Practical Workshop

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Learn best practices for working with your older adult clients or clients with reduced capacity. In this hands-on workshop, guardianship staff attorney Caitlin Evans Tepe and elder justice fellow Andrea Marcin will share tips for written, telephone, and in-person communication with these clients.  To register, click here. 

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Worchester Expungement Cyber Clinic

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Worchester Public Library Job Center in Ocean City to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from their home or office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Volunteer attorneys can contact MVLS if they would prefer to participate from our office. If you’re an…

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February 2022

Innocent Spouse Relief: What is it and how does one get it?

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Sometimes love truly is blind, and you don’t know what your spouse is doing, especially when it comes to tax issues. Join University of Maryland Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) student attorney Fasika Delessa as she reviews Innocent Spouse Relief, when it is an appropriate defense, and how to request it.   To register – click here.

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Wicomico Expungement Cyber Clinic

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Wicomico Public Library Job Center in Salisbury to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from their home or office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Volunteer attorneys can contact MVLS if they would prefer to participate from our office. Potential clients interested in…

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Supporting Survivor’s Financial Inclusion and Success – How to Address Banking, Credit, and Consumer Challenges

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Survivors of human trafficking often experience financial exploitation, either through identify theft or debts incurred by unpaid bills from credit cards, utilities, vehicle leases and medical services. These debts impact a survivor’s ability to achieve financial stability and independence. Presenters will provide guidance to advocates on the impact of being un- or under-banked, how to support survivors in seeking financial inclusion, and how to address consumer and credit issues.   The HTPP is excited to feature Sarah Dohoney Byrne, Attorney…

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March 2022

Building and Rebuilding Credit

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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A good credit score helps consumers access low-interest credit cards, car loans, and mortgages. However, your credit score can take a significant hit after filing for bankruptcy or defaulting on a loan. Several "credit repair" services charge high fees and do not meaningfully improve your credit. In this Third Thursday webinar on March 17, 2022 at 12-1 PM EST, Amy Hennen, the Director of Advocacy and Financial Stabilization at MVLS, will discuss how American policy choices impact credit and ways…

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April 2022

Trauma-Informed Interviewing – How To Create Safe Spaces and Build Trust While Developing a Client’s Legal Case

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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This webinar will offer practical guidance on ways attorneys can connect with and support clients who have experienced trauma, with a focus on creating a safe environment and building trust while doing intake, conducting interviews, gathering information, and developing affidavits with your clients.     This webinar is hosted by the Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), a collaboration between the University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. For more information about this webinar or the HTPP,…

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May 2022

Worchester Expungement Cyber Clinic

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Our Cyber Clinics allow MVLS to reach clients in hard-to-reach counties. We partner with the Worchester Public Library to make these clinics happen. Clients attend the clinics in-person at the library, while MVLS volunteer attorneys participate from their home or office using just a computer and a webcam to speak with clients and help them through legal issues. Volunteer attorneys can contact MVLS if they would prefer to participate from our office. If you’re an attorney interested in volunteering for…

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