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Your MSBA membership helps support education and training for legal professionals to engage in public interest work. Join PBRC in upcoming pro bono trainings and discussions:

Understanding Water Bills in Baltimore City – Friday, October 16, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Volunteer attorneys will learn the basics of Baltimore City water bills and how to assist customers with delinquent or inaccurate bills to determine the causes of the elevated bills, to access assistance programs, and to dispute billing errors. This training will also touch on issues particular to tenants, and on additional assistance programs available to low-income homeowners. Register at https://probonomd.org/event/understanding-water-bills-in-baltimore-city/

The Current State of Utilities in Maryland – Wednesday, October 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The essential nature of utilities to the health and safety of all citizens make this topic critically important to our pro bono clients Ms. Nieland will discuss the current state of Maryland utility providers’ responses to the delivery of gas and electric services during the pandemic, including: continuation of service, payment options, financial assistance and other resources for consumers. Register at https://probonomd.org/event/the-current-state-of-utilities-in-maryland/

Demystifying Pro Bono (Co-sponsored with MSBA YLS) – Monday, October 26, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
As Pro Bono Week kicks off, join PBRC and the MSBA Young Lawyers Section for a frank discussion of common questions and fears that newer lawyers may have about pro bono service, and for a variety of resources that will be useful as you fulfill the professional privilege and obligation of pro bono service. All advocates are welcome. Register at https://probonomd.org/event/demystifying-pro-bono/

Criminal Record Expungement in Maryland – Friday, October 30, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The training covers Maryland criminal record expungement law, working with low-income and homeless clients, expungement filing and Court process, and expungement mistakes and how to avoid them. Participating attorneys must be barred in Maryland and agree to accept 3 client matters from Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) within 1 year of registering. Register at https://probonomd.org/event/criminal-record-expungement-in-maryland-3/