Mid-Shore Pro Bono (MSPB) is a nonprofit organization that supports and assists individuals and families who are unable to afford representation in civil legal matters and provides connections to community 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.
MSPB 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. MSPB was the first regional pro bono organization in Maryland dedicated to connecting private attorneys with low income people in need of civil legal representation. MSPB 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 enable 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.