Maryland Courts

Pro Bono/IOLTA Reporting:
a Combined Process

NOTE:  The process for reporting on Pro Bono activities and IOLTA accounts is combined for efficiency and convenience..  The two forms are mailed together each year and attorneys can go to a single website to file both online reports.

All lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland are required to fulfill two important reporting requirements each year. Failure to comply with the Pro Bono or IOLTA reporting requirement can result in decertification from the practice of law in this state. To eliminate confusion, the filing deadlines and mailings for these two reporting requirements have been combined for efficiency and convenience. A single mailing will be sent to Maryland lawyers no later than January 10 of each year. Attorneys may return the forms by mail, or may follow the instructions included with the mailing to file both reports over the Internet. Online filing is strongly encouraged. Both the Pro Bono Report and the IOLTA Report are due each year no later than February 15.

Online Filing

Once your reports are completed, be sure to take the optional ABA survey on pro bono service: www.AmericanBar.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7PQDhFv5kiEbBiJ. The purpose of this project is to quantify and recognize the pro bono work done by attorneys, as well as to understand the factors that encourage or discourage pro bono service. The ABA will prepare a full report summarizing all the data from across the U.S., as well as provide Maryland-specific data. This is a nationwide effort, and we appreciate your participation.