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Giving Back to the Community

11.15.2015

More than 500 lawyers, and hundreds more professionals and other staff, call the Maryland Office of the Attorney General their professional home. We are a skilled and educated team, with the training needed to solve problems and navigate the legal system.

We also believe we have a responsibility to give back to the community. So we are building a strong culture of community service.

Many of our lawyers participate in the Office of the Attorney General Pro Bono Program, working with clients to prepare wills, complete guardianship procedures and assist with many other tasks.

We have partnered with the Community Law in Action Corporate Mentoring Program, with a goal of inspiring youth from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in the legal profession to strive for higher education and careers in the legal field. Assistant Attorneys Generals and members of the support staff are serving as mentors to the 11th grade Law Academy students from Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School.

Teams of lawyers and staff are regularly heading into the community to lend their efforts. At Gilmor Elementary School in Baltimore, our lawyers erected a playground, and I had the honor of helping stock a wonderful new library being built there. With a little time and effort, our young people learn that there are futures they may not have envisioned, and people willing to help.

I am proud that our public service extends beyond our desks, and beyond a courtroom. It is inspiring to see our lawyers give back with enthusiasm and passion.