News and Events from the Pro Bono Resource Center

News fromth Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC).

Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards PBRC is seeking nominations for the 2015 Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards, to be presented at this year’s MSBA Annual Meeting in Ocean City on Saturday, June 13. These awards serve as a way of honoring outstanding attorneys, non-attorneys, pro bono programs, law firms, members of the judiciary, and government/corporate entities throughout the state who have made a significant contribution to the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to low-income Marylanders. For more information and to download the nomination form, please visit www.probonomd.org/recognition. All nominations are due by Monday, March 9, 2015.

Upcoming Pro Bono Training Programs Volunteer lawyers are invited to attend the following free or reduced fee training sessions in exchange for a pro bono commitment. Participating volunteers will have access to malpractice insurance, mentors, and case support.

Legally Serving Those Who Served Us: Help For Veterans Beyond Benefits Wednesday, March 25, 2015 / 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 Co-sponsored by Maryland Legal Aid Bureau & Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Interested in attending? REGISTER NOW!

Non-Profit Law Wednesday, April 8, 2015 / 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Hogan Lovells US LLP, 100 International Drive, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21202 Co-sponsored by Community Law Center, Hogan Lovells US LLP, & Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Interested in attending? REGISTER NOW!

LGBTQ Legal Issues: Family Law & Discrimination Friday, April 17, 2015 / 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pessin Katz Law, P.A., 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 400, Towson, MD 21204 Co-sponsored by FreeState Legal Project, Pessin Katz Law, P.A., & Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Interested in attending? REGISTER NOW!

Pro Bono Training for the MSBA Leadership Academy’s Pro Bono Small Business Boot Camp Monday, April 20, 2015 / 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Saul Ewing LLP, 500 E. Pratt Street, Suite 900, Baltimore, MD 21202 Co-sponsored by MSBA Leadership Academy, Saul Ewing LLP, & Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Interested in attending? Contact Kiah Pierre at kpierre@probonomd.org.

Volunteer attorneys will be expected to provide brief legal advice at the Leadership Academy’s Pro Bono Small Business Boot Camp which will take place on May 2, 2015 at Waverly Elementary/Middle School, 3400 Ellerslie Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218. This training is required for Boot Camp volunteer attorneys who do not practice business transactions, or who have been practicing for less than two years.

Webcast – Helping Homeowners Avoid Tax Sale in Baltimore City This training is currently available for on-line viewing at the participant’s convenience. Volunteer attorneys will be expected to take one pro bono case and attend at least one of the brief advice clinics being held in Baltimore City on March 21, April 9, and April 15. Volunteers must view the webcast before volunteering at a clinic. The Tax Sale Prevention Project is a partnership of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. Interested in participating? REGISTER NOW! Questions? Contact Margaret Henn at mhenn@probonomd.org.

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