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Experience

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:

  • Malpractice Insurance: Work done under the umbrella of MSPB services is covered by our Malpractice Insurance.
  • Office Space: 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.
  • 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’re an experienced attorney, or need a few pointers getting started, ask us about our Mentor/Mentee program.
  • Community Recognition: 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.
  • 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.
  • Networking: Meet and work with people in the legal community including Judges, other attorneys, government officials, and various state agencies.
  • Annual Pro Bono Hours Report: Let 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.
  • Judicare Program: Reduced Fee Program whereby attorneys can earn $100/hr for qualified family law cases.
  • 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.
  • Pro Bono Resource Center: 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.

 

 

Out of State Attorneys Welcome

Attorneys not licensed to practice in Maryland but licensed in other states may now volunteer their services at MSPB.  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.

MSPB seeks retired Maryland lawyers who still maintain their license to provide pro bono legal services. MSPB can connect lawyers with the training and resources they might need to provide legal services to members of the community in need.

Attorneys may contact MSPB for more information on the certification process.
View Rule 19 Fact Sheet

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteer interpreters, interns, translators and attorneys! MSPB has been providing equal access to legal services for low income residents here on the Eastern Shore for the past 13 years. With its main office in Easton, MD and satellite offices in Chestertown and Salisbury, we are rooted in our community and strive to provide the highest level of legal services to our residents. We cannot achieve this without the expertise, support, and involvement of our fabulous volunteer attorneys

  • Abeska, Timothy
  • Adkins, Andrew
  • Apol, Tasnima
  • Baines , David
  • Barnes, Michelle
  • Belcher, Teri L.
  • Bragdon, James
  • Bright, Arlette
  • Canter, Jane A.
  • Cawood, Kristin
  • Chapman, Will
  • Clark, Jennifer
  • Coale, Joseph
  • Cooke, Geoffrey L.
  • Cotter, Peter
  • Cox, Steven D.
  • Crist, Nina
  • Cronan, Philip T.
  • Crowson, Michael E.
  • Dailey , Mitzi
  • Dise, Marianne
  • Dodd, Michael
  • Dongarra, Vincent A.
  • Dorfler, Christy
  • Drummond, Christopher F.
  • Duke, Pamela L.
  • Fitzgerald, Garrett
  • Forester-Cannon, Amanda K.
  • Frost, Glen
  • Gifford, David B.
  • Gilmore, Jordan
  • Girard, Meredith Lathbury
  • Goodman, Ann K.
  • Gordon, C. Lee
  • Hammock, Jesse B.
  • Handwerger, Sarah
  • Hare, Jennifer P.
  • Haresign, David Christopher
  • Henley, Robin K.
  • Hicks, Allison
  • Hills, Derek
  • Hoffman, Brian
  • Holland, Peter
  • Holland, Temple M.
  • Hollis III, William C.
  • Hoyt, Justin
  • Hutchinson, Lynn
  • Jennings, Christopher
  • Jennings, Sharon C.
  • Jorgenson, Barbara
  • Joyce, Christine
  • Joyce, Kevin

 

  • Keogh, Maureen D.
  • Kramer, Alexis E.
  • Land, Susan
  • Lee, Ronald B.(Barry)
  • Lego, Kellie
  • Link, Harold
  • Lukas, Jan
  • Mahoney, Bridget
  • Markowicz, Jeffrey N.
  • McCann, Cynthia L.
  • McCann, Kathleen D.
  • McElroy, Donna
  • McElroy, Thomas S.
  • McGrady, Christopher
  • McKenna, Luanne P.
  • Meehan, Stephen
  • Mowell, Mitch
  • Mullaney, Brendan S.
  • Ortega, Chelsea
  • Palmer, Patrick J.
  • Palmer, Walter B.
  • Penick, Matthew L.
  • Persels, Jimmy
  • Poltrack, Sean E.
  • Ransom III, Gene M.
  • Richardson, James
  • Ritter Beall, Sharon
  • Robinson, Christopher R.
  • Rosendale, Daniel D.
  • Ross, Andrea “Andie”
  • Schifanelli, Gordana
  • Schless, Lesley
  • Shariff, Yuseff
  • Shaw, Ann
  • Shephard, Rebecca
  • Shipley, Stephanie A.
  • Showalter, Judith
  • Siegel, Alexa
  • Smith, Collin A.
  • Smith, Gordan P.
  • Starkey, Franzella
  • Stone, Brian J.
  • Strong, Robert
  • Tabor, Joshua
  • Taylor, Rebecca
  • Tettelbaum, Richard
  • Vasquez, Leonel
  • Veatch, Ray
  • Wadkovsky, Basil
  • Wheeler, Daniel
  • Worm, James T.
  • Worth, Temple Holland
  • Young, Lance