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Local Firm Honored for Pro Bono Services

 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sandy Brown, Media Consultant, 410-690-8128

Local 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.

The award 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 .

About 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 .

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