Past Service Projects


2013 – 2014: Maryland Attorneys Working Against Labor Trafficking
The Fellows of the 2013-14 MSBA Leadership Academy have formed “Maryland Attorneys Working Against Labor Trafficking” (MDAWALT) as their service project. The mission of MDAWALT is to educate attorneys and non-attorneys on labor trafficking and employment issues, and provide valuable resources to the vulnerable population, as well as attorneys and other organizations devoted to helping the vulnerable population. The Fellows, through the project, have partnered with local community organizations to improve and facilitate the administration of justice and promote the diffusion of legal knowledge.



2012 – 2013: Heroes on the Half Shell
The MSBA’s 2012-2013 Leadership Academy Class developed a program titled “Heroes on the Half Shell,” which aimed to generate public awareness regarding the critical state of the Chesapeake Bay and contribute to the solution. The fellows created a permanent Oyster Exhibit at the Maryland Science Center and engaged students of four Baltimore City Schools in an oyster shell collection competition, after which they were treated to a trip to the Maryland Science Center. Through their project, they reached out to over 200 5th grade students and collected 9,280 oyster shells. Those shells will make homes for 92,800 new oysters that, when mature, will filter 4,640,000 gallons of Bay water per day!



2011 – 2012: Elder Law Symposium
The 2011 – 2012 Fellows produced “Navigating the Elder Care Maze: What You Need to Know About the Legal Issues Facing Older Adults and Their Caregivers” and the Elder Law Symposium, held on May 19, 2012.
Elder Law Symposium Facebook Page



2010 – 2011: Foster Youth Academy
The 2010 – 2011 Fellows directed their efforts towards helping foster youth gain the skills necessary to succeed once they age out the state run foster care system.



2009 – 2010: Stories from my Father
Video recordings were taken at a local prison, of fathers reading stories to their children who they are unable to see on a regular basis.



2008 – 2009: Securing Your Future
What You Need to Know Financial Awareness, Assistance and Emergency Preparedness Expo 2009



2007 – 2008: Final Report on the Beyond the Bars Symposium



2006 – 2007: Summit on Youth Violence



2005 – 2006: Website for Youth created with the Maryland Legal Assistance Network (MLAN)



2004 – 2005: Immigration Informational Pamphlets



2003 – 2004: Materials for schools/students “So You Want to Join the Legal Profession” and a pamphlet to assist National Guard members



2002 – 2003: Brochure on Preventing Hate Crime in Maryland



2001: CD Rom on Trouble in Cyberville – Internet Safety for Children



2000: “Teen in the Law” Brochure