SUPREME COURT OF MARYLAND

COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEE ON PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE

Michael W. Siri, Chair (chosen by Supreme Court of Maryland), 2025

Appointed by Supreme Court of Maryland:
Circuit Court Judges: Amy D. Lorenzini, 2025; Cathy Hollenberg Serrette, 2026.
District Court Judges: John A. Bielec, 2024; Lydie E. Glynn, 2025; Amy J. Bills, 2026.

Members of Maryland Bar: Josephine (Jo) Bahn, Esq.; Manuel R. Geraldo, Esq. Terms expire 2024.
Tasnima Apol, Esq.; Catherine Bledsoe, Esq. Terms expire 2025.
Holland C. (Holly) Brownley, Esq.; Matt M. Paavola, Esq.; Lara C. Weathersbee, Esq. Terms expire 2026.

Public member: Joan M. Bellistri, 2026

At Large: Connie Kratovil-Lavelle, 2024; Jessica Quincosa, Esq., 2024; Teresa E. Cummings, Esq., 2025.

Representatives: Victoria (Vicki) Schultz, Esq., Executive Director, Maryland Legal Aid; Susan Francis, Esq., Executive Director, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service; Sharon E. Goldsmith, Esq., Executive Director, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.

Ex officio: Keith A. Lotridge, Esq., designee of Public Defender

Contact: Sharon E. Goldsmith, Esq.

c/o Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.
1500 Union Ave., Suite 2400, Baltimore, MD 21211-1986
(410) 837-9379; 1-800-492-1964 (toll free); fax: (443) 808-0992
e-mail: reporting@probonomd.org
web: http://mdcourts.gov/probono/
web: www.probonomd.org (Pro Bono Resource Center)



Annual Report to Court of Appeals.

On July 1, 2002, the Court of Appeals (now Supreme Court of Maryland) Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Service was established (Maryland Rule 19-501).

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 Supreme Court of Maryland, 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, and one public member. Also as members are 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. The Public Defender serves ex officio.

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