Karen Murphy Jensen, Chair (chosen by Court of Appeals), 2016

Appointed by Court of Appeals:

Circuit Court Judges: Angela M. Eaves, 2016; Cathy Hollenberg Serrette, 2016.

District Court Judges: Miriam Brown Hutchins, 2016

Members of Maryland Bar: Robert D. Anbinder, Esq.; June White Dillard, Esq.; Manuel R. Geraldo, Esq.; Michael Goeke, Esq.; Patrick J. Palmer, Esq. Terms expire 2015.

Miriam Sincell Burton, Esq. Term expires 2016.

Public member: Joan M. Bellistri, 2016

Ex officio: Johanna C. Leshner, Esq., designee of Public Defender; C. Shawn Boehringer, Esq., Chief Counsel, Maryland Legal Aid; Bonnie A. Sullivan, Esq., Executive Director, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service; Sharon E. Goldsmith, Esq., Executive Director, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.

[photo, 520 West Fayette St. Baltimore, Maryland] Contact: Sharon E. Goldsmith, Esq.

c/o Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.
520 West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-9379; 1-800-492-1964 (toll free); fax: (410) 385-2616
web: (Pro Bono Resource Center)

520 West Fayette St. Baltimore, Maryland, February 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Annual Report to Court of Appeals.

On July 1, 2002, the Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service was established (Maryland Rule 16-901). The Committee examines pro bono policies and practices statewide, and offers advice and assistance to statewide programs that provide legal services to persons and organizations with limited resources. It also studies pro bono issues, serves as a clearinghouse for pro bono materials, and guides the work of county pro bono committees.

Appointed by the Court of Appeals, Committee members serve three-year terms. They include eight members of the Maryland Bar; no more than three Circuit Court judges; no more than three District Court judges; representatives of the Legal Aid Bureau, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, and one other pro bono referral organization; and one public member.

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