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MVLS receives $200K for low-income homeowners’ program (access required)

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has received $200,000 from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for its low-income homeowners’ program. The grant, which was nearly $45,000 more than what MVLS received last year for the program, allowed the ...

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MVLS receives $25K grant to help human trafficking victims (access required)

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service announced Monday that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Venable Foundation to assist with the nonprofit’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project. This is the second consecutive year that MVLS has received the funding from the ...

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Boosted by high court ruling, advocates seek justice for tenants (access required)

Months after a landmark Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that landlords cannot file suit against tenants for back rent beyond the three-year statute of limitations, lawyers are still working to ensure that tenants are treated fairly in rent court. The ...

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Pro bono estate planning campaign helps low-income city residents (access required)

As people get older, they often have conversations with family members about the future — but they usually don’t have any plans in writing, say lawyers and staff with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. To encourage people to put their ...

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Joe Surkiewicz: ACLU, MVLS to honor top volunteers (access required)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will be honoring volunteers at events this month — including an attorney credited with changing Maryland’s social and political landscape in a career that reached the U.S. Supreme Court three times.

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Compton honored by MSBA for tax law work (access required)

Gary Compton, a Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service tax volunteer, will be awarded the Maryland State Bar Association Tax Section’s J. Ronald Shiff Pro Bono Award at its annual Irving Shulbank Memorial Dinner and Program on May 17. Compton is a ...

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