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Mid-Shore Pro Bono Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Mid-Shore Pro Bono invites the public to join them in celebrating ten years of service to the community and honoring the individuals and organizations that have contributed to the decade of achievements.

The organization’s Awards Reception will be held on Thursday, October 15, at The Milestone in Easton. A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.

Keynote speaker will be the Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Additional speakers include Lucie Hughes, vice president of Chesapeake College.

The event is an opportunity to recognize those who make possible Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s efforts to provide civil legal services to low-income residents throughout the Mid-Shore region. Key to those efforts are the volunteer attorneys who donate their time, both in the various legal clinics hosted by the organization and in direct representation of clients.

Receiving the Retired Pro Bono Volunteer Award will be Marianne Dise, Esq., for her significant contributions while retired. Andie Ross, Esq., will be the recipient of the Distinguished Pro Bono Volunteer Award, recognizing her work above and beyond the average pro bono commitment by an attorney.

Talbot Senior Center will receive the Non-Legal or Organizational Involvement Award for its support of the delivery of pro bono legal services to low-income clients. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the Honorable Karen Murphy Jensen for her continued efforts in furthering Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s mission.

“We welcome everyone to come out and help us recognize these extraordinary individuals and organizations that contribute so much to our community,” said Sandy Brown, Mid-Shore Pro Bono executive director. “We could not have served our clients so successfully for the past ten years without them and countless other volunteers and groups.”

Receptions tickets are $35 each. The deadline for reservations is October 2. 

 For more information or to register for the reception, call Mid-Shore Pro Bono at 410-690-8128, email sabrown@midshoreprobono.org or mail a check to MSPB, 8 S. West St., Easton, MD 21601.

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