Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s mission is to provide access to free legal services and is committed to strengthening the communities of Maryland's Mid-Shore by offering resolution to a variety of civil issues.
HOW WE HELP:
Pro Bono Lawyer Program:
This is Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s core program. MSPB provided over 6188 hours of service through private attorney involvement last year. That is over $1.8 Million dollars of legal services to our community.
Judicare Family Law Project:
Handling contested custody cases are the most complex and time consuming. MSPB can pay attorneys a reduced fee to handle these tough cases.
Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project:
Homeowners on the Shore have a place to turn if they are facing foreclosure. A reduced fee is available to attorneys willing to represent our clients in Foreclosure Mediation.
Legal Services Clinic:
MSPB holds weekly Civil Legal Services Clinics to address the need for general legal services for our residents. This is the only resource available in a clinic setting and available in all 5 counties we serve. Talbot County: District Court House - Easton, MD on Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Call 410-690-8128 for an appointment.
The Debtor Assistance Project:
The Debtor's Assistance Project provides debtors with an opportunity to meet with a bankruptcy attorney for a cost-free half-hour consultation. Clinics are held monthly in Easton.
Collaborative Practice Reduced Fee Project:
Collaborative Law uses an Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) method to resolve domestic issues using an out of court settlement process.
Community Conferencing Project:
Community Conferencing is an Alternate Dispute Resolution process focused on keeping our region’s youth out of the juvenile justice system.
Women’s Family Law Project:
Provides additional support for female clients seeking legal assistance with family law disputes. The project has a multilayered approach to assist women at every stage of the legal process which includes mentoring and financial assistance.
Elder Law Project:
Mid-Shore Pro Bono recognizes that a growing proportion of the Eastern Shore residents are seniors. To better serve these individuals, we have launched a new program to reach this special class of people.