General Pro Bono Program

Program uses Language Line (Y/N)
Yes
Program staff provide services in other lanuages
Spanish
Office days/hours
M-F, 9-5
Intake days/hours (walk-in)
No walk-in
Intake days/hours (by phone)
M-Thurs, 9-noon
Intake days/hours (other)
24/7
Description of other
Online intake
Cost or fee (describe)
$25
Condition of waiver (describe)
Waived if under Federal Poverty Guidelines
Eligibility-residence-county
MVLS provides pro bono legal services to individuals in every Maryland county, except Montgomery, Prince George’s, Allegany counties, and the eastern shore counties of Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent and Caroline. These jurisdictions have local pro bono agencies. MVLS, however, will handle a few specialized matters in these jurisdictions including tax disputes with the IRS, school suspensions, long term care Medicaid benefits and legal assistance for nonprofit organizations.
Eligibility-income
MLSC, IRS (for income tax issues only), and higher limits for foreclosure program. See https://mvlslaw.org/get-legal-help/do-i-qualify/.
Program Description

MVLS is the largest pro bono legal services provider in the state both in terms of volunteers, over 1,600 lawyers on its panel, and clients served, more than 75,000 since our founding in 1981. Our core pro bono program expands the capacity of Maryland’s overburdened legal services delivery system which can serve only 20% of low-income clients in need of civil legal services. MVLS volunteers help approximately 3,000 low-income Marylanders every year. Learn more with the MVLS program descriptions below.

Adoption
Full Representation
Bankruptcy and debtor relief
Full Representation
Birth certificate, name change, or gender change
Full Representation
Child custody and visitation
Full Representation
Collection (Repossession, Deficiency, Garnishment)
Full Representation
Consumer Disputes
Full Representation
Contract disputes and warranties
Full Representation
Credit and Debt
Full Representation
Criminal Record Expungement
Full Representation
Deed Changes
Full Representation
Divorce, Separation, or Annulment
Full Representation
Employment Law
Full Representation
Estate Administration, Small Estates
Full Representation
Family Law
Full Representation
Foreclosure
Full Representation
General Civil Legal Services
Full Representation
Guardianship, Adult
Full Representation
Guardianship, Child
Full Representation
Landlord and tenant conflicts
Full Representation
Non-profit organization help
Full Representation
Power of attorney
Full Representation
Professional license revocation
Full Representation
Property issues
Full Representation
Public benefits, denial
Full Representation
School, suspension and expulsion
Full Representation
Senior citizen help
Full Representation
Tax (income) disputes
Full Representation
Tax sale of home
Full Representation
Tort defense
Full Representation
Unemployment compensation
Full Representation
Uninsured motor tort
Full Representation
Wage claims 
Full Representation
Wills
Full Representation
Se habla Español
Full Representation

Organization Details


Source URL:https://www.peoples-law.org/general-pro-bono-program

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