Gov. Martin O'Malley will join Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Court of Appeals at a ceremony Tuesday honoring nearly 800 lawyers who provided free legal services to Maryland homneowners who were facing foreclosure.
U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-4th, will also speak at the State House event for the Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project.
"This effort is the single most successful pro bono initiative in our state's
history," he said. "We far exceeded our expectations in engaging the bar with the goal of both preventing the loss of homes where possible and helping homeowners transition from homes they can no longer afford. The project has become a model nationwide."