The restorative justice project provides youth and adults facing complex legal issues, crimes and conflict with alternatives to traditional court proceedings. Community conferencing provides an alternative way to resolve a dispute between those directly affected and aims to help teens feel safe in our neighborhoods, stay in school, and stay out of juvenile justice. A trained facilitator brings together victims, perpetrators and their respective supporters to discuss what happened, how everyone is affected, and how to resolve the issue and prevent it from happening again in a written dispute. Restorative dialogue circles are a proactive tool for engaging youth in safe and open discussions. We serve low-income, vulnerable and disenfranchised members in rural East Coast communities. We envision a community where all individuals in the legal system should feel respected and empowered. The Elder Law Project works with local seniors` centres to give clients the opportunity to discuss their legal issues with volunteer lawyers at a free monthly seniors` law clinic. The Consumer Protection Project provides legal advice on financial issues that low-income people often face, including foreclosure, consumer debt, suppression, bankruptcy and other real estate issues. Our goal is to strengthen the East Coast by ensuring equal access to civil justice, connecting low-income individuals and families in need of civil legal aid with volunteer lawyers and community resources. We believe that all residents of the East Coast, regardless of income or circumstances, should have equal access to civil justice. Based on this belief, we envision a community where all individuals in the legal system should feel respected and empowered. “We envision a community where all individuals feel respected and empowered throughout the justice system.” – MSPB Mid-Shore Pro Bono strives to ensure equal access to civil justice by connecting low-income individuals and families in need of civil legal aid with volunteer lawyers and community resources.
Please call only during check-in hours: Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 410-690-8128. Your eligibility will be reviewed based on your income and the nature of the legal issue. We do not offer legal advice over the phone. We will send you a request. Once we receive your completed application, a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (cash or money order only) and proof of income, we will review your case to determine your eligibility and, if we are deemed eligible, we will seek a pro bono lawyer. Because we rely on the generosity of volunteers to take a case when it is available, we cannot guarantee that we will find a lawyer for every client. If you have scheduled a trial or hearing, call us as soon as possible to increase the chances that we will find a volunteer for you.
Don`t wait a short time before your trial or hearing. We cannot deal with emergency situations. FREE legal clinics offer one-on-one advice with a pro bono lawyer on civil law matters. Mid-Shore Pro Bono connects low-income individuals and families in need of civil justice services with volunteer lawyers and community resources. Mid-Shore Pro Bono provides legal advice to individuals in Talbot, Caroline, Kent, Dorchester and Queen Anne counties. Mid-Shore Pro Bono Inc. does not handle criminal matters, traffic matters or appeals. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Families and individuals on Maryland`s East Coast are paired with volunteer advocates who want to make a difference in their community. We welcome all non-lawyer volunteers for office help, grant writing, communication, translation, interpretation Our partner lawyers enjoy many benefits such as access to resources, office space and more experience for those seeking professional growth and networking opportunities. All our programs are free.
Your donations ensure you have access to much-needed assistance by helping us deliver our programs and clinics directly to each of the countries we serve. How we can help Please call 410-690-8128. To begin the application process, click here. 205 South Cross Street, Chestertown 21620, Maryland, Kent County Help MSPB provide equal access to civil justice for East Coast residents, regardless of income or circumstances. Select your cause and enter an email address and message. ShiAnn Steele of Smyrna, Del. recently joined the Salisbury office of the nonprofit Mid-Shore Pro Bono as Lower Shore Intake and Outreach. affiliated.