The JustAdvice® Clinic gives low-income individuals an opportunity to sit down with a lawyer to discuss legal questions and receive brief advice. The clinic is presented by the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. The next clinic is being held on May 14, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 … Read More »
Congratulations to MVLS tax volunteer Kathleen Adcock who is being honored by the MSBA Tax Section for her tireless service on behalf of low-income clients. On May 16, she will receive the Tax Section’s 2013 J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award at its annual dinner. The J. Ronald Schiff Memorial Pro Bono Award is … Read More »
The Board of Directors of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) is pleased to announce that Robert Grossbart, President of Grossbart, Portney & Rosenberg, PA, was elected to the board on April 17, 2013. Mr. Grossbart is an experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyer, longstanding MVLS volunteer and volunteer mentor as well as Chapter 7 bankruptcy instructor. His … Read More »
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) has named Leigh Maddox as its new Deputy Director. Ms. Maddox will be responsible for day-to-day management of MVLS’ statewide pro bono program that serves 3,800 low-income individuals annually. Ms. Maddox formerly served as Managing Attorney/Professor of the JustAdvice® Legal Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. … Read More »
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The Baltimore County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee will be holding a Nuts and Bolts of Family Law seminar on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Circuit Court for Baltimore County (401 Bosley Avenue, County Courts Building, Towson). Registration begins at 8:30 am in Room M-08. Judges and Masters from the Circuit Court for … Read More »
Learn the basics of handling a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case from MVLS. This training is free and open to all attorneys admitted to practice in Maryland. Every attendee must commit to handling a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy matter for a low income client. Materials will be provided at the training. Training to be held on Tuesday, … Read More »
MVLS’ Board Member Caroline Ciraolo was featured as a “Money Hero” in the April 2013 edition of Money magazine for her pro bono work with clients involved in IRS disputes. We are so proud to have Ms. Ciraolo on our board! View the article.
On Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) will be conducting a self-help seminar on How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. This class is being offered to people of low- or moderate-income who have a high school diploma and are not in a foreclosure proceeding. The … Read More »
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) is pleased to announce that Susan Francis has joined our staff as the new Foreclosure Prevention Project Manager. She will be responsible for representing distressed homeowners who have time sensitive foreclosure cases, including mediations, as well as management responsibility for MVLS foreclosure prevention activities. Read the full press release.