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Sanders receives pro bono award

Wayne Countryman//Assistant Editor//November 22, 2010

Sanders receives pro bono award

By Wayne Countryman

//Assistant Editor

//November 22, 2010

Cynthia Blake Sanders
Cynthia Blake Sanders
Cynthia Blake Sanders, an intellectual property lawyer at Ober|Kaler, of Baltimore, recently was been named a Pro Bono Star by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. Sanders was selected for her work on behalf of Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit that provides lawyer referral services and pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible artists and arts organizations. She serves as MLA’s vice president and as a volunteer lawyer.
Sanders has helped low-income artists, including a local Kashmiri folk music nonprofit whose work was used without permission in a Bollywood movie and artists who were trying to get paid or get their work returned. She has given many talks and workshops on legal issues important to artists, particularly copyright concerns. The former textile artist also serves on the boards of the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Baltimore chapter of the American Advertising Federation and the Black Cherry Puppet Theater.

Cynthia Blake Sanders

Education: BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; J.D., University of Maryland School of Law.
Resides in: Baltimore (Roland Park).
Daily commute: Jones Falls Expressway.
Most recent vacation: Isle au Haut, Maine.
Hobbies: Advising Stony Run Young Friends; gardening; hot yoga.
Favorite books: Narrative nonfiction and anything by Terry Pratchett.
Most recently read: “Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan” by Greg Mortenson (if one needs to work with the Taliban … it’s the guide).
Favorite food: oatmeal cookies.
Favorite quotations: “Onwards and upwards,” which I attribute to Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”


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