Public Awareness Committee

CHAIR:

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Jason Crist Hessler
417 E Fayette St
Ste 1100
Baltimore, MD 21202-3423
P: (410) 396-4140
F: (410) 385-8689
jason.hessler@baltimorecity.gov

Bar Bulletin Law Day 2009 article and video coverage

Speakers' Bureau

Legal Information Brochures


EVENTS:

“Why Every Vote Matters” Focus of Law Day Video Contest
The MSBA Public Awareness Committee (PAC), in conjunction with the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program, duly noting the upcoming 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, has adopted “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters” as the focus of MSBA’s 2014 Law Day Video and Poster Contest. The contest, which runs through April 1, is open to all Maryland students and Maryland-licensed attorneys and will feature cash prizes. Read more..,

ONE BAR | ONE COMMUNITY Public Service Project
The MSBA presents the ONE BAR | ONE COMMUNITY Public Service Project (“Project”).  The goal of the Project is to provide members of the Maryland State Bar Association an opportunity to participate in community service and give back to the people of Maryland.  Each month the MSBA YLS Public Service Committee will organize a community outreach program and/or collections designed to encourage involvement by its members.  We ask that you, as a member of the bar and a member of the community, to be a part of this Project. 

Upcoming ONE Bar | ONE COMMUNITY Events:

September 21, 2013

BARCS Animal Rescue | Event Flyer

October 12, 2013

Our Daily Bread | Event Flyer

November 21, 2013

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night | Event Flyer

December 2013

Toys for Tots Drive | Event Flyer

January 2014

Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics | Event Flyer

February 2014

Maryland Food Bank | Event Flyer

March 2014

Extreme Makeover Project | Event Flyer

April 2014

Earth Day at Patterson Park | Event Flyer

May 2014

Habitat for Humanity


2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Committee enhances the public’s understanding of the law through community education and outreach. It presents MSBA’s two most successful, ongoing public service projects: its series of 24 public awareness legal information guides, which are disseminated to the public free of charge, and its Speakers’ Bureau, through which 250 volunteer attorneys go out into the community and educate the public about the law. The Committee also sponsored its May Law Day program, a lawyer/student/teacher conference highlighting its special Positive Messaging Video and Poster Competition on “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All,” in conjunction with CLREP. It also hosted, through a partnership with the Young Lawyers Section, nine community service projects as part of the One Bar, One Community project.


 

If you have questions about the Public Awareness Committee or suggestions for projects, please contact Committee Chair, Jason Hessler (410) 396-4140.