Members of the Maryland Bar are sought to fulfill the vacant 5th Appellate Circuit position (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's) on the Court of Appeals’ Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service. Learn more.
New rules require Maryland lawyers to register with AIS. AIS will be used by attorneys to fulfill their compliance requirements each year. The rules regarding pro bono and IOLTA reporting have changed to permit the creation of a single compliance schedule.  This year you will not receive pro bono and IOLTA reporting forms in January 2019.  Pro bono and IOLTA reporting will now be done on a fiscal year basis and reports will be filed online. You will receive email notification once per year, in July, notifying you it is time to pay your Client Protection Fund assessment and file your pro bono and IOLTA reports online.  Payments and reports are now due September 10. For more information see Chief Judge Barbera’s December 10, 2018 letter to Maryland attorneys

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 section features a variety of materials, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, reports on pro bono findings and 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 will  find a wealth of information about free legal services by volunteers.

For those involved in Local Pro Bono Committees, there are Best Practice Manuals, project samples, trainings and materials from other counties and states related to engaging volunteer lawyers in local communities. The Court of Appeals’ Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service maintains county liaisons and offers insight and support to local committees and programs dedicated to addressing local legal needs. As staff counsel to the Standing Committee, the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland also maintains a listing of local committees, coordinates the calendar for National Celebration of Pro Bono Week and assists the local committees with technical assistance and resources. 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 pro bono rules and identifying pro bono opportunities for lawyers, and can be reached at 410-837-9379 x3048 or 1-800-492-1964 x3048 or by email at: [email protected]. You can also visit their website at: www.probonomd.org.