Awards

MLSC recognizes annually persons and organizations that have contributed significantly to the provision of legal services and access to justice for low-income Marylanders.

Each year, the Corporation solicits nominations and presents the Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award, the Rising Star Award, the William L. Marbury Outstanding Advocate Award and the Herbert S. Garten Public Citizen Award to persons and organizations that have contributed significantly to the provision of civil legal services and access to justice for low-income Marylanders. The Robert M. Bell Medal for Access to Justice, MLSC’s highest honor, will be given only when warranted.

The Corporation honors the award recipients at an Annual Awards Reception in December, which includes guests from the bench, bar, financial and legal services community.

Click here for nomination forms.