The Future of Pro Bono in Maryland

As Originally Appeared in the May 2018 edition of the Bar Bulletin of the Maryland State Bar Association Authored by:  Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke, Partner at Elville and Associates; Melinda Fithen, Associate with Venable LLP; and Brian Weeks, Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings There is a boom in the number of lawyers …

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Elville and Associates’ Lindsay V.R. Moss, Esq., Presents as Faculty Member at NBI “Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid” Seminar

Lindsay V.R. Moss, Esq., a Columbia, MD elder law attorney with Elville & Associates, was one of three distinguished faculty members of the National Business Institute’s April 24th seminar in Hagerstown, Maryland, titled “Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid – Safeguard the Financial Future of Elderly Clients.” The seminar offered elder law attorneys who work …

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Educating the Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries of Your Estate Plan

Authored by:  Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke – Associate,, 443-393-7696 A common source of concern for estate planning clients is the disconnect between an estate plan and the people involved in its actual implementation.  Clients almost always ask “how much of this should I share with my medical agent/financial attorney-in-fact/personal representative/trustee/beneficiaries?”  The fact is, informing those …

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Stephen R. Elville Presents on Topic of Psychiatric Advance Directive at NAMI Maryland Annual Conference

By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Community Relations Director –, 443-393-7696 On October 14th, Mr. Stephen R. Elville, principal of Elville and Associates, presented the topic of “Exploring the Nuances of the Advance Directive for Mental Health Treatment” at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Annual Conference at Shepherd Pratt Conference Center in Towson, Maryland. The presentation educated the …

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Elville and Associates to Sponsor 11th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Hosted by Brain Injury Association of Maryland

By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer, Community Relations Director –, 443-393-7696

Elville and Associates is pleased to announce it will sponsor the 11th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, to be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 on the University of Maryland-Baltimore County campus.  For detailed information and to sign up for the event, visit as the event nears and more details become available…

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Naming Guardians for Your Children

By:  Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke, Associate –, 443-393-7696

It is common in meeting with clients who are either pregnant or have young children to learn that their driving motivation in contacting an estate planning attorney is to make sure their children are taken care of in the event that they (that is, the parents) die.  These clients should be applauded for addressing this important detail, rather than leaving it to chance…

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Some Practical Tips for Ensuring Seamless Implementation of Your Powers of Attorney

By: Verena Meiser, Senior Associate, 443-393-7696

You have a power of attorney in place to name agents who can handle your financial affairs during any periods of incapacity you might encounter. Is there anything you can do to make it easy for your agents to step up and act on your behalf? Yes, there are a few preliminary steps you can take to reduce challenges for your agents as they try to assist you…

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