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Mid-Shore Pro Bono recognizes top volunteer attorneys

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Mid-Shore Pro Bono recognized its top volunteer lawyers, with special recognition given to three volunteers at a recent reception during the National Celebration of Pro Bono week. From left, MSPB Legal Director Laura Chafey, Esq.; MSPB Executive Director Meredith Lathbury-Girard, Esq.; Volunteer of the Year for Family Law recipient Andy Adkins, Esq.; Volunteer of the Year for Housing & Consumer Debt recipient and MSPB Board Member Anthony Rodriguez, Esq.; and Volunteer of the Year for Elder Law recipient Kayla Coursey, Esq. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Mid-Shore Pro Bono (MSPB) hosted an Oct. 27 reception at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton to thank the legal service provider’s volunteer attorneys.

The event was sponsored by MSPB Board of Directors President Timothy Abeska Esq. and featured live music with Fog After Midnight.

MSPB joined the Oct. 23-29 National Celebration of Pro Bono by recognizing its volunteer attorneys for their work providing access to legal representation for civil matters and the public good. Mid-Shore Pro Bono includes a growing network of more than 150 volunteer lawyers ensuring access to the legal system and providing free or reduced-fee legal services for those who need legal help on the Eastern Shore.

The organization recognized its top volunteer lawyers as ranked by the number of hours donated in legal services at the reception. Special recognition was also given to three volunteers as Volunteer of the Year in family law, elder law and housing and consumer debt.

Executive Director Meredith Lathbury Girard Esq. made remarks at the reception thanking volunteer attorneys that help people through civil legal matters throughout the Eastern Shore. Girard then shared several comments she has received over the past year, including one client remarking, “Once I had an attorney through Mid-Shore Pro Bono, I stood taller and walked prouder because I knew there was someone in my corner.”

Receiving special recognition were MSPB volunteer Andy Adkins Esq. of the Law Office of Andrew Adkins in Easton as Volunteer of the Year for Family Law; Kayla Coursey Esq. of Braden, Thompson, Poltrack & Mundy in Stevensville as Volunteer of the Year for Elder Law; and MSPB board member Anthony Rodriguez Esq. of Church Hill as Volunteer of the Year for Housing & Consumer Debt.

Garrett Fitzgerald, Esq., left, of the Fitzgerald Law Group in Easton, and Alexis Kramer, Esq., a partner at Ewing, Dietz, Fountain and Kaludis, P.A. in Easton, take time for a photo. Fitzgerald and Kramer were recordnized as two of Mid-Shore Pro Bono's top volunteer attorneys. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Garrett Fitzgerald, Esq., left, of the Fitzgerald Law Group in Easton, and Alexis Kramer, Esq., a partner at Ewing, Dietz, Fountain and Kaludis, P.A. in Easton, take time for a photo. Fitzgerald and Kramer were recordnized as two of Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s top volunteer attorneys. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Live music with Fog After Midnight was part of the reception hosted by Mid-Shore Pro Bono to thank the legal service provider’s volunteer attorneys at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Live music with Fog After Midnight was part of the reception hosted by Mid-Shore Pro Bono to thank the legal service provider’s volunteer attorneys at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

From left: Mid-Shore Pro Bono Executive Director Meredith Lathbury-Girard, Esq. and MSPB Board of Directors President Timothy Abeska, Esq. The nonprofit hosted an Oct. 27 reception at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton, Md. to thank the legal service provider’s volunteer attorneys. The event was sponsored by Abeska with Lathbury Girard making remarks at the reception thanking volunteer attorneys that help people through civil legal matters. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

From left: Mid-Shore Pro Bono Executive Director Meredith Lathbury-Girard, Esq. and MSPB Board of Directors President Timothy Abeska, Esq. The nonprofit hosted an Oct. 27 reception at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton, Md. to thank the legal service provider’s volunteer attorneys. The event was sponsored by Abeska with Lathbury Girard making remarks at the reception thanking volunteer attorneys that help people through civil legal matters. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s volunteer appreciation reception was sponsored by MSPB Board of Directors President Timothy Abeska, Esq., with catering provided by Gourmet by the Bay. In the background are MSPB Executive Director Meredith Lathbury-Girard, Esq., and MSPB Board Member Anthony Rodriguez, Esq., who was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for Housing & Consumer Debt at the reception. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Volunteer attorneys gathered on Oct. 27 at an appreciation reception held by Mid-Shore Pro Bono at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton. Every year, Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s volunteer attorneys provide free legal services to more than 3,000 people on the Eastern Shore and are the heart and soul of how MSPB helps people get the legal assistance they need with their divorce, their life planning documents, their landlord/tenant matters and more. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Volunteer attorneys gathered on Oct. 27 at an appreciation reception held by Mid-Shore Pro Bono at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton. Every year, Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s volunteer attorneys provide free legal services to more than 3,000 people on the Eastern Shore and are the heart and soul of how MSPB helps people get the legal assistance they need with their divorce, their life planning documents, their landlord/tenant matters and more. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Foreground, Mid-Shore Pro Bono SPB volunteer Andy Adkins, Esq. of the Law Office of Andrew Adkins in Easton, receives recognition from Mid-Shore Pro Bono Executive Director Meredith Lathbury-Girard, Esq., left, and MSPB Legal Director Laura Chafey, Esq. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)

Foreground, Mid-Shore Pro Bono SPB volunteer Andy Adkins, Esq. of the Law Office of Andrew Adkins in Easton, receives recognition from Mid-Shore Pro Bono Executive Director Meredith Lathbury-Girard, Esq., left, and MSPB Legal Director Laura Chafey, Esq. (Courtesy of Mid-Shore Pro Bono)