Schochor, Federico and Staton partnered with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service(MVLS) for a ‘March Madness’ themed benefit to raise money to ensure that all Marylanders, regardless of income, have access to legal services. The event took place on March 28th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
MVLS provides free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation to Marylanders with limited income. They also provide free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland.
Each eligible individual client is matched with a volunteer lawyer who has the appropriate skills and expertise to provide quality representation. With a volunteer pool of 3,000 lawyers, MVLS provides services in every jurisdiction in the state.
“The attorneys and staff at Schochor, Federico and Staton believe in giving back to the community,” said Jon Schochor. “Helping those in need is a philosophy of the firm.”
At Schochor, Federico and Staton, we believe we have an important role to play in strengthening our community. Our strong culture of service, philanthropy and genuine desire to make meaningful social impact is borne out by our commitment to volunteering, thought leadership, and the financial support of charities.
Whether it’s rehabbing abandoned houses in Baltimore with Habitat for Humanity, mentoring high school students during summer months as part of the Law Links program, or mentoring minority college students as part of the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Charles Hamilton Houston Scholars Program, our attorneys and staff regularly lend their time and knowledge to helping others.
Additionally, we’ve donated hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to nonprofits—both local and national—that we feel are working to make a difference.