Eleanor A. Hunt recently served as a panelist speaker at the annual Partners for Justice Conference hosted by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. The event was held at the Baltimore Convention Center and included opening remarks by Baltimore City Mayor, Catherine Pugh, as well as a keynote presentation by Attorney General, Brian E. Frosh. This marks the 20th year that the conference has been held.
As a panelist, Eleanor spoke on the topic “Law Firms and Pro Bono Engagement: What Makes Them Click?” She discussed why lawyers should engage in pro bono service, her experiences providing pro bono legal services and the importance of pro bono organizations reaching out and developing relationships with private lawyers and law firms. The panelists gave their own perspectives on their pro bono experiences and on recent report data from pro bono surveys and reporting compilations. Other panel topics included “Access to Justice for Youth Experiencing Homelessness,” “Fair Housing Act: New Frontiers after 50 Years” and “Community Partnering: Best Practices as Case Studies.”
The Pro Bono Resource Center is dedicated to providing economically disadvantaged individuals with free legal counsel and representation. Their annual Partners for Justice Conference aims to educate members of the legal community on the importance, complexities and best practices of pro bono work.
Eleanor is an attorney in the firm’s Family Law practice, representing clients in issues such as divorce, adoption, child custody and visitation disputes, domestic violence proceedings and more. She also counsels individuals and families in estate planning issues such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives and probate administration.