The University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest (UBSPI) holds an annual auction that raises money for stipends to help UB law students working for public-interest organizations over the summer. Last year, the auction raised enough to cover 14 stipends.
As the 24th Annual Public Interest Gala & Auction approaches, we will share testimonials from students who have benefited from the generosity of UBSPI donors.
Every donation to UBSPI supports not just our students but also the important work they do to advance social justice in the Baltimore region.
Harry Snoots, 2L
Mid-Shore Pro Bono (MSPB)
“While working with Mid-Shore Pro Bono (MSPB), I was able to interact with clients who needed help in areas such as elder law, consumer protection, foreclosure prevention, debtor assistance/collections and family law. I had the chance to watch attorneys at work in a variety of situations: I witnessed the creation of wills and powers of attorney for elderly and ailing clients; I sat in on an Orphan’s Court hearing on an estate dispute; I observed the interactions between a family law attorney and parties to custody disputes and divorce; and I listened in on several phone calls by a general practice attorney who answered questions on topics ranging from contracts and employment to tax sale and landlord-tenant disputes. I also helped create a guidebook by The People’s Law Library for clients in family law cases to represent themselves pro se in three of the five counties served by MSPB.”
The annual event — which features a live auction, a silent auction and a raffle — will take place Friday, Feb. 23 at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center. Food and drink will be provided and attire is cocktail-formal.
Student tickets are $20. General admission tickets are $30 until Feb. 9 and $40 thereafter. Order tickets here or click on the image.
Contact Michelle Junot (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.