This webinar will share strategies on volunteer recruitment; advertising cases and other pro bono opportunities; and retaining and re-engaging existing volunteers. It will also include sample recruitment materials and quick tips to help keep volunteers engaged.
For over 15 years as a paralegal and pro bono program manager, Michelle Swift has shown exceptional dedication to her clients and attorney volunteers at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS). With a sincere passion for her work and the clients, she sets the bar high for client service for other MVLS paralegals. Michelle views work as a team effort, although she is always willing and able to carry an extra load. Because of her willingness to take on any challenge, she has handled the placement of difficult family law and civil law cases and has trained and advised many paralegals. Michelle is committed to improving the lives of the MVLS clients.
Annie Speedie, Esq., is Director of Programming for the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC). In this position, Annie oversees PBRC’s extensive volunteer attorney recruitment, training, and support activities, and supervises PBRC’s Pro Bono Projects in the areas of housing, consumer protection, veterans’ legal assistance, family mediation, and assistance to unaccompanied immigrant children. One of her primary roles is matching volunteer attorneys with pro bono opportunities across Maryland. She also assists with strategic planning for the organization, contributes to grant proposals and reports, and provides support to the Pro Bono Coordinating Council. Annie is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and The George Washington University Law School. She joined PBRC in December 2011.