and hopefully will move us closer to, access to justice for all."
Chief Judge Robert M. Bell
Welcome to the Pro Bono section! With the passage of the pro bono rules, the Court is committed to providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information about the rules, the implementation process, and how to become involved in pro bono activities. This new section features a variety of materials, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, articles and press releases on pro bono issues, and links to other organizations and resources that can help you. Whether you are a lawyer licensed in Maryland looking for information about the new rules, upcoming trainings, or opportunities for pro bono service, or a non-lawyer in search of pro bono assistance with a legal matter, you’ll find a wealth of ideas
For those involved in their Local Pro Bono Committees, we will soon have sample plans and reports from other states to assist you through the needs assessment, planning, and reporting processes. We will also bring you news about the statewide Standing Committee on Pro Bono Service, profiles of people involved in pro bono, and spotlights on special events and innovative initiatives related to the advancement of pro bono service.
Our goal is to provide useful and instructive information to you. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions and ask that you direct them to the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC), the statewide pro bono support center. PBRC is assisting us in implementing the new pro bono rules and can be reached at 410-837-9379 or 1-800-492-1964 ext. 258. You can also visit their website at: www.probonomd.org.