MVLS is a nonprofit legal services program whose volunteer lawyers provide free civil legal aid to Marylanders of limited means in most Maryland counties.
Primary geographic focus: Maryland
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: MVLS
Tags: Pro Bono
To learn more go to www.mvlslaw.org or call 1-800-510-0050.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Alison Knezevich
October 16, 2015
Under new state laws that take effect Thursday, many more Marylanders will be able to clear minor charges from their records — and, officials say, fare better in the employment market.
Column Tina Rosenberg
New York Times (NYT)
June 1, 2016
The rise of online legal forms may not be a gripping subject, but it matters. Tens of millions of Americans need legal help for civil problems — they need a divorce, child support or visitation, protection from abuse or a stay of eviction.
News Story Rebecca Beitsch
PBS News Hour
June 8, 2016
Part of the reason is ignorance of the remedies that the laws allow, part of the reason is the cost.
Op-Ed Bonnie Sullivan
July 10, 2016
MVLS has helped more than 200 Baltimoreans who needed legal "check ups" to break down barriers to full-time quality employment.
Only Line of Defense: In confusing world of civil debt proceedings, volunteer attorneys pick up the slackBaltimore City Paper
August 2, 2017
For most defendants, it's the only time they will consult a lawyer about their case—the debts are often too small to justify hiring an attorney, and few could afford one anyway.
Op-Ed Amy P. Hennen
September 4, 2017
For the sake of human decency, taxpayer savings, internal consistency in our justice system, and common sense, Maryland legislators need to finally eliminate body attachment in our state.
News Story Catalina Righter
October 4, 2017
Cases of civil law can have deeply felt consequences on an individual or family. These consequences can be even greater for low-income individuals who have less access to legal resources and defense.
Interview Judith Ohikuare
March 15, 2018
How this tactic has evolved over time, what recourse impacted people have, and the importance of knowing your rights even in the midst of dire financial straits.
Column Dan Rodricks
January 24, 2020
The MVLS provides pro bono help to Marylanders who can’t afford an attorney for civil matters. In the last couple of years, it started providing advice on estates and help untangling titles to homes.
Op-Ed Bonnie Sullivan
July 1, 2015
Five common myths about civil legal aid is debunked.
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