MSPB Awardees


Why Volunteer For Mid-Shore Pro Bono?

Mid-Shore Pro Bono is the Eastern Shore’s Legal Network which provides free access to legal services for low income members of our community.  We strive to pair qualified families and individuals with volunteer attorneys who want to make a difference in the lives of some of the Shore’s neediest residents.  An attorney partnering with MSPB can look forward to the following benefits:

  1. Malpractice Insurance:  Work done under the umbrella of MSPB services is covered by our Malpractice Insurance.
  2. Use of our office space for client meetings:  MSPB has access to space in Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Wicomico counties.  Attorneys should feel welcome to utilize our space for their own clients as well as those who qualify for pro bono services.
  3. Experience:  Volunteering is a great way to gain experience if you are a new attorney or a great way to venture into a new practice area if you’re an established attorney looking to grow. If you are an experienced attorney, or if you need a few pointers on how to get started, ask us about our Mentor/Mentee program.
  4. Recognition and Visibility in the Community:  Mid-Shore Pro Bono partners with a wide variety of other non-profit organizations and is recognized across the Eastern Shore as a leader in providing legal services to the financially underprivileged.
  5. Variety of Ways to Volunteer:  Attorneys can choose to represent a client, volunteer at one of our many legal clinics, or do case review and give brief advice over the phone. 
  6. Networking Opportunities:  Meet and work with people in the legal community including Judges, other attorneys, government officials, and various state agencies. 
  7. Customized Annual Pro Bono Hours ReportLet Mid-Shore Pro Bono keep track of your pro bono hours.  MSPB keeps track of all the hours each attorney works through our program and provides individual reports at the end of the year.
  8.  Reduced Fee Programs: MSPB is able pay attorneys a reduced fee for certain case types as well as conduct intake and screening and referrals for clients who are not eligible for pro bono services. Contact our Managing Attorney for details. 
  9. Legal Updates:  Let Mid-Shore keep you updated on changes to the law by taking part in one of our attorney panels or by signing up for our email blasts. 
  10. Access to the Pro Bono Resource Center resources:  Free or reduced fee training opportunities in a wide variety of practice areas.  PBRC also provides reimbursement of certain fees through their Litigation Fund for Pro Bono cases taken through MSPB.


Join Our Network!

MSPB Volunteer Attorneys:

Tim Abeska

Sharon C. Jennings

James Richardson

Andrew Adkins

Christopher Jennings

Sharon Ritter Beall

Tasnima Apol

Barbara Jorgenson

Christopher R. Robinson

David Baines

Christine Joyce

Daniel D. Rosendale

Michelle Barnes

Kevin Joyce

Andrea “Andie” Ross

LMDD Biggs

Chiara King

Yuseff Shariff

Jane A. Canter

Alexis E. Kramer

Rebecca Shephard

Kristin Cawood

Susan Land

Stephanie A. Shipley

William Chapman

Arlene F. Lee

Judith Showalter

Geoffrey L. Cooke

Madonna Lebling

Joshua Tabor

Peter R. Cotter

Bridget Mahoney

Richard Tettelbaum

Nina Crist

Jeffrey N. Markowicz

Jane Tolar

Philip T. Cronan

Cynthia L. McCann

Jennifer W. Treff

Mitzi Dailey

Kathleen D. McCann

Leonel Vasquez

Marianne Dise

Donna McElroy

Ray Veatch

Vincent A. Dongarra

Patrick J. Palmer

Basil Wadkovsky

Pamela L. Duke

Walter B. Palmer

Stuart Welch

Garrett Fitzgerald

Matthew L. Penick

Daniel Wheeler

Amanda Forester-Cannon

Jimmy Persels

James T. Worm

Ann K. Goodman

Richard S. Phillips

Lance Young

Sarah Handwerger

Janice Podolny


David Christopher Haresign

Eric Sean Poltrack


Allison B. Hicks



Derek Hills



William C. Hollis, III



Justin Hoyt



Lynn Hutchinson





Out of State Attorneys Welcome

Attorneys not licensed to practice in Maryland but licensed in other states may now volunteer their services at Mid-Shore Pro Bono.  A recent rule change regarding admission to the Maryland Bar allows these attorneys to represent clients through legal service organizations in Maryland as long as they receive no compensation for their time. 

Attorneys may contact Mid-Shore Pro Bono for more information on the certification process.

Training Opportunities

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Volunteer Documents

Visit the Documents Page for commonly used volunteer forms.

On-Line Training

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) offers free and reduced fee on-line training classes in. For more information or to register, contact PBRC at (410) 837-9379; (800) 396-1274 or visit


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