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Who We Are

Mission

To strengthen the communities of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's, Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico Counties by ensuring equal access to civil justice through connecting low income indiviudals and families in need of civil legal help with volunteer attorneys and community resources.  

Vision: 

Mid-Shore Pro Bono believes all residents of the Eastern Shore, regardless of income or circumstance, should have equal access to civil justice. Based on this belief, we envision a community where all individuals should feel respected and empowered throughout the legal system. We wish to further cultivate accountability and stability in one's family, financials, and neighborhood. 

Core Values:

  • Fairness 
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Accountability 
  • Humility
  • Compassion
  • Safety
  • Dignity
  • Collaboration

 

About Us

Mid Shore Pro Bono is a nonprofit organization that connects low income people with legal representation in need of civil legal services. Our vision is for all people on the Eastern Shore to be empowered to resolve civil legal issues and our core values are integrity, service orientation, compassion, professionalism, respect, dignity and collaboration.

 

Mid Shore Pro Bono was founded in 2005 by small group of dedicated and compassionate local judges and attorneys who recognized the overwhelming need for basic civil legal services for low income people. Mid Shore Pro Bono was the first regional pro bono organization in Maryland dedicated to connecting private attorneys with low income people in need of civil legal representation. Mid-Shore Pro Bono holds clinics for clients in need of family, elder, and consumer debt and housing assistance.  MSPB connects over 3,000 clients with legal representation annually, and our network of volunteer attorneys provided $1.83 million in legal services in FY2019 alone. Our longstanding relationships with the courts, attorneys, and community partners enables us to reach the most disenfranchised residents of the Eastern Shore. MSPB works hand-in-hand with local organizations to break down cultural, geographic and economic barriers to the civil justice system for the area’s poorest residents.

MSPB is based in Easton, Maryland and has two satellite offices located in Chestertown and Salisbury.

View our 2019 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Sources of Funding

We are supported by contributions from:

Nonprofit Status

MSPB accepts donations for the office in lieu of monetary donations. Items needed include:

  • Case of paper
  • Postage stamps
  • Office supplies
  • Computer toner​

 

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

 

Note: Although we are legal services provider, Mid-Shore Pro Bono has no attorneys on staff. Staff members cannot offer any legal advice or representation.

 

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