Pro Bono Opportunities in Anne Arundel County
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Sharon E. Goldsmith, Executive Director
PBRC recruits, trains and supports volunteer lawyers interested in helping individuals and communities in need. We do not provide any direct legal assistance to the public.
PBRC is the statewide clearinghouse and coordinator of pro bono legal services. The Center’s mission is to promote equal access to justice by coordinating and supporting volunteer civil legal services, providing resources and support for legal advocates for the poor, and promoting cooperation within the legal community. One of our ongoing efforts for which we are seeking volunteer attorneys is in the Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project. To volunteer or to find out more information, contact:
PBRC has compiled a list of pro bono programs offering a wide range of opportunities for attorneys interested in providing free civil legal services to the disadvantaged. In addition to direct client representation, several programs offer pro bono opportunities through advice clinics, mediation, hotlines, mentoring and training services. Most programs provide malpractice insurance.
PBRC offers training for attorneys interested in volunteering. Please check our website or contact the PBRC office for details on current training seminars. The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) and PBRC are offering free and discounted slots for a selection of MSBA Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Courses. Volunteer attorneys are eligible for one of three (3) free slots in exchange for accepting a pro bono case referral from a recognized pro bono legal services program. Staff legal services attorneys may also register for one of three (3) discounted slots offered at 50% off the regular course cost. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To receive a free or discounted slot, volunteers and staff lawyers should register through the Pro Bono Resource Center by calling 410-837-9379; 800-396-1274; emailing Kiah Elmore at firstname.lastname@example.org; or downloading a registration form at www.probonomd.org/cletraining.html.
Attorneys can also contact Kiah Elmore for more information on pro bono opportunities or to sign up to receive the PBRC E-Bulletin listing current pro bono opportunities, trainings, and special events.
The Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA) is the only organization of its kind dedicated solely to connecting those working to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and who cannot afford an attorney, with legal professionals willing to donate their time and skills to Bay-related matters. The mission of CLA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Annapolis, MD, is to use the law to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Our volunteer attorneys work on a wide variety of matters including:
Litigation • Regulation Development • Strategic Planning • Legislation • Enforcement • Corporate • Advocacy • Contracts • Nonprofit Organization • Zoning, Permitting, Land Use
Our clients include:
Citizens • Community Groups • Civic Associations • Land Conservation Groups • Homeowner Associations • Municipalities • Environmental Organizations • Waterkeepers
CLA also offers training courses and a summer legal intern program. For more information on our services, volunteer opportunities and internships, visit www.chesapeakelegal.org.
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