For Immediate Release
Contact: Sandy Brown, Media
Firm Honored for Pro Bono Services
Easton, Maryland – June 9, 2014 – The Pro Bono Resource Center of
Maryland proudly announces the 2014 recipients of the Maryland Pro Bono Service
Awards. These statewide awards honor outstanding attorneys, non-attorneys, and
programs that have made significant contributions to the delivery of pro bono
civil legal services to Maryland’s low-income citizens.
The local firm of Lawyer by
the Bay represented by Holland Brownley and Matthew Penick located in
Stevensville, MD are the recipients of the Small Law Firm Award for 2014. Sandy
Brown, Executive Director of Mid-Shore Pro Bono, the Easton, MD based Legal
Services non-profit proudly recognizes their contributions to her program.
Spearheaded by Holland Brownley and Matthew Penick, Lawyer
by the Bay is a small, general
practice firm based in Stevensville on Kent Island. This two-person team has
integrated the value of pro bono into the foundation of their firm since its
inception. Working with Mid-Shore Pro Bono, the pair has accepted over 86 cases
since June of 2009, donating over 1,277 hours of their time to those in need on
the Eastern Shore. Mid-Shore praises the two, noting their staunch support and
promotion of pro bono legal services, their willingness to volunteer in
emergency situations, and their patience and compassion with pro bono clients.
was presented to the duo on Saturday, June 14 at the Maryland State Bar
Association Annual Meeting in Ocean City. The nomination process was sponsored
and staffed by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.
About Pro Bono Resource
Center of Maryland: Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC)
is the statewide coordinator of volunteer legal services. Our mission is to
promote equal access to justice in Maryland 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.
For more information, please visit: www.probonomd.org .
Mid-Shore Pro Bono: Mid-Shore Pro Bono Inc. Mid-Shore Pro Bono is a legal services
provider for Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester counties and
is committed to strengthening the communities of Maryland's Mid-Shore by
providing access to several diverse programs which offer resolution to a
variety of civil issues, conflicts and disputes. For more information about the
services of Mid-Shore Pro Bono, please visit: www.midshoreprobono.org .