The Law Library hosted the Annual Pro Bono Recognition Lunch on Thursday, February 11, 2016. This event recognizes and celebrates the attorneys, facilitators and other professionals who provide pro bono service in Anne Arundel County. Joan Bellistri, Law Librarian and Liaison, Court of Appeals’ Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, and the Hon. Ronald Silkworth, Circuit Court Judicial member, Anne Arundel Local Pro Bono Committee, provided opening introductions and remarks. Lauren Wallace, Vice-Chair of the Anne Arundel Pro Bono Committee, and Joan Bellistri presented certificates to the volunteers. Thank you to the Court Facilitators and attorney volunteers from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, the Law Library’s Ask a Lawyer in the Library program and Foreclosure Clinic and the annual Anne Arundel County Homeless Resource Day for your pro bono service! Check out our Program to see the full list of volunteer attorneys and facilitators.
We had a great turnout for the event, and we would like to thank the following judges and magistrates from the Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County and the District Court of Maryland (Anne Arundel County) for joining us.
- Hon. Clayton Greene Jr.
- Hon. Timothy E. Meredith
- Hon. Laura Kiessling
- Hon. Alison Asti
- Hon. Philip Caroom
- Hon. Paul Harris
- Hon. Michele Jaklitsch
- Hon. Glenn Klavans
- Hon. Stacy W. McCormack
- Hon. William Mulford
- Hon. Donna M. Schaeffer
- Hon. Ronald Silkworth
- Hon. Michael Wachs
- Hon. Charles J. Muskin
- Hon. Timothy P. Thurtle
- Hon. Jennifer Cassel
- Hon. Eileen A. Reilly
Also, we would like to thank Pamela Harris, Maryland State Court Administrator, Douglas Hofstedt and Nancy Faulkner from Court Administration, Kim Doan, Erin McCarthy and Sarah Adams from Case Management, Bonnie Sullivan and Amy Hennen from Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service as well as John Paul Lynch, President of the Inns of Court for attending the Recognition Lunch.
Last, but not least, thank you to the Anne Arundel Local Pro Bono Committee for its leadership in providing pro bono service to Anne Arundel County! Lisa Sarro, Lauren E. Wallace, Bill Davis, Michelle Moodispaw, Nancy Faulkner, Joan Bellistri, Hon. Ronald Silkworth, Hon. Eileen Reilly, Kim Doan, Tasnima Apol and Justin Bieler, all members of the committee, were able to join us for the event.
You can see photos from past luncheons on our blog.
- 2015 Pro Bono Recognition Lunch
- 2014 Pro Bono Recognition Lunch
- 2013 Pro Bono Recognition Lunch
- 2012 Pro Bono Recognition Lunch