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MLSC Seeks Website Design Services

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Maryland Legal Services Corporation, a small nonprofit grantmaker supporting civil legal aid across the state, seeks proposals to redesign its website. Interested vendors should submit responses to Deb Seltzer no later than September 6, 2019.

Preference will be given to vendors located in Maryland.

More information can be found in a request for proposals by clicking here.

IOLTA Compliance Reporting Due September 10

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts issued its annual notice on July 10 regarding IOLTA reporting and other compliance matters. New for this year, IOLTA compliance reporting must be completed through the online Attorney Information System (AIS). AIS is also now used to submit pro bono compliance reporting, pay Client Protection Fund assessments and maintain current attorney contact information. No paper notices will be mailed. For more information, please see

IOLTA and pro bono compliance reports must be filed through AIS by September 10, 2019. Attorneys can complete their compliance requirements by visiting

Nominations Open for 2019 Awards

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

May 2, 2019 – In recognition of outstanding contributions by Maryland individuals and organizations that provide or support justice for low-income Marylanders, MLSC has created five awards to be given annually, as follows:

The Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, given to an attorney (usually in private practice) who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to increasing access to justice and improving the civil legal services delivery system for low-income Marylanders

The Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award, given to an outstanding public interest lawyer whose career has been dedicated to providing, promoting or managing civil legal services to low-income Marylanders

The Rising Star Award, given to an attorney who has practiced law for 10 years or less and has significantly contributed to expanding access to justice by serving the civil legal needs of low-income Marylanders or advancing the delivery of civil legal services

The William L. Marbury Outstanding Advocate Award, given to someone who is not an attorney who has demonstrated outstanding service representing the civil legal needs of low-income Marylanders or by expanding access to justice

The Herbert S. Garten Public Citizen Award, given to an entity or organization that is not regularly engaged in the delivery of civil legal services to low-income Marylanders but has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to increase access to justice

Nominations for the 2019 awards must be submitted to MLSC not later than June 30 June 15, 2019. Awards will be presented at an Awards Ceremony in the fall.

For nomination forms, see Nominating Process. To see a list of past recipients, please see the Past Recipients page. If you need any additional information or assistance, please contact us at 410-576-9494.

Read MLSC’s FY18 Annual Report

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

MLSC Annual Report Cover

We are pleased to share the fiscal year 2018 annual report of Maryland Legal Services Corporation. In FY18, MLSC grantees helped more than 202,000 low-income Marylanders with a wide range of important civil legal issues.

Click here to read the report.

FY20 Grant Applications Available

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Applications for Maryland Legal Services Corporation funding for fiscal year 2020 are now available. More information about MLSC grants is available in the Grants section of our website, and the application instructions are available on the Grant Application Process page.

All applications must be received by March 15.

Note: any organization not currently receiving MLSC funding should contact us at 410-576-9494 before submitting an application.