Bronfein Family Law Clinic Student wins Scholarship

Katie Haladay

Congratulations to Katie Haladay for winning the first Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi Memorial Scholarship!

Katie Haladay is third-year law student at University of Baltimore School of Law and a student attorney in the University of Baltimore School of Law – Bronfein Family Law Clinic, where she represents low-income clients in court proceedings regarding domestic violence, divorce, and child custody. Upon graduation, she hopes to obtain a judicial clerkship and then work as a family law attorney.

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Human Trafficking Project Receives $255K Grant — UPDATES/University of Baltimore School of Law

The Human Trafficking Prevention Project at University of Baltimore School of Law has received a $254,957 grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. This funding, which can be renewed for a second year, represents an extension of a previous grant from the agency, for a total of more than $1 million […]

via Human Trafficking Project Receives $255K Grant — UPDATES/University of Baltimore School of Law

Law Clinic offers Volunteer Interpreter Training on 9/5/18 @ 12:15 p.m.

Help the UB Clinical Programs serve the community!

The Law Clinic will offer Volunteer Interpreter Training on 9/5/18 @ 12:15pm.

The University of Baltimore Clinical Programs provide legal representation to underserved members of the Baltimore and greater Maryland community. The clinics provide pro bono representation in Immigration, Housing, Family, Veteran’s and other Public Benefits, Employment, Nonprofit, Small Business, Mediation, Criminal, and many other areas of law. Some of our clients are Limited English Proficient (LEP), meaning that interpreters are needed to facilitate our representation.

If you are multilingual and are willing to serve as a volunteer interpreter for the Clinics, please join us for a one-hour training on interpretation on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. at the Law School (1401 N. Charles St.) in Room 209. Lunch will be provided! Participants will then be added to our list and contacted as the need for interpretation arises. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the training, please e-mail Nickole Miller at nmiller2@ubalt.edu.

Please RSVP by 9/4 at noon so we know how much lunch to order.

 

Prof. Gilman Appears on NPR to Weigh the Potential for Ratifying the ERA, Aug. 21 — UPDATES/University of Baltimore School of Law

Michele Gilman, the Venable Professor of Law in the University of Baltimore School of Law, director of clinical education and co-director for the school’s Center on Applied Feminism, will appear on the Aug. 21 edition of NPR’s 1A with host Joshua Johnson for a show about the Equal Rights Amendment. The show starts at 10 a.m. on […]

via Prof. Gilman Appears on NPR to Weigh the Potential for Ratifying the ERA, Aug. 21 — UPDATES/University of Baltimore School of Law

UB hosts 10th Annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference & Training

On Friday, June 1, 2018, UB hosted the 10th Annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference & Training. The amazing lineup of speakers kept the discussion lively for the 125 participants interested in serving the nearly 380,000 Marylanders who have served in the Armed Forces. The program included VA Benefits 101 Training, Veterans Treatment Court Mentor Training, Know-Your-Rights briefings, and panels discussing discharge upgrades, veterans resources, and family law. Mr. JR Tillery, Deputy Director of the Army Review Board Agency, provided the keynote address and discussed the impact of military discharges on veterans and his organization’s role in supporting veterans. Ms. Jill Brown-Williams, a Coast Guard veteran and Board Member of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, shared her personal story during the luncheon about her transition from military to civilian life and and the struggles she endured.

Pictured above: (left) Judge Jonathan Newell and Delegate Jeffrey Ghrist awarded 1963 US Naval Academy alumnus Joseph Allegretti a Governor’s Citation for his outstanding work with Judge Newell’s Veteran Treatment Docket.
(right) James Richardson (planning committee/private practice), Sharon Goldsmith (Exec Director PBRC), Kathleen Skullney (private practice).

A dedicated group of planners and sponsors helped make the program possible:
Sponsors: The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the Maryland State Bar Association
Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Veterans’ Affairs & Military Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association

Conference Organizers: Homeless Persons Representation Project, Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Veterans & Military Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, Veterans’ Affairs & Military Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association

Prof. Gilman: Supreme Court’s New Labor Ruling Doesn’t Reflect Realistic View of Workplace

Read Prof. Gilman’s article from Salon on the recent Supreme Court Labor Ruling

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Venable Professor of Law Michele GilmanMichele Gilman, the Venable Professor of Law in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic and co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism, writes in Salon that the Supreme Court’s decision in the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis case may exacerbate a number of hot-button topics in the American workplace, including the problem of unpaid hours and the misclassification of employees. The growing #MeToo movement also takes a hit from this decision, she says.

“As a law professor who directs a clinical legal program that regularly represents low-wage workers, I believe this ruling essentially allows employers to hide workplace injustices while also potentially making it harder for workers—including victims of sexual harassment—to find justice,” Prof. Gilman writes.

In her analysis of the decision’s ramifications, Gilman points to the influence of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, author of the majority opinion.

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UB LITC Student Attorney Receives MSBA Award

qianSelena Qian (J.D. anticipated May 2018), who served as a student attorney at the University of Baltimore Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic during the spring and fall 2017 semesters, has been awarded the Maryland State Bar Association Tax Council Book Prize.  This $500 monetary book prize is given annually by the Council of the MSBA Tax Section to a J.D. or LL.M. candidate interested in practicing tax law in the state of Maryland.

During her time as a student attorney, Ms. Qian handled a range of federal tax controversies including collection matters, litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, and a factually complex refund claim.  After serving as a student attorney during the spring 2017 semester, her exemplary work led Tax Clinic Director John B. Snyder, III to invite her back for a second semester in the clinic.  During her time at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Ms. Qian also participated twice in the National Tax Moot Court Team, served as an officer in student organizations, and received a Dean’s Citation.  After graduation, she will serve as a law clerk for Judge Dennis Robinson, Jr. of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  After her clerkship, she plans to practice in the corporate tax field.

Professor Snyder and the University of Baltimore LITC extend their congratulations to Ms. Qian for this well-deserved honor.