In the Summer and Fall of 2011, Raymond L. Marshall, in a pro bono capacity, successfully prosecuted three appeals against the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the denial of medical equipment to disabled children.
Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall LLC has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Baltimore
County Bar Association's Annual Pro Bono Firm Award. An award reception honoring all recipients
was held on October 28, 2010 at the law firm of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A. Click here to read the
article featured in Maryland’s Daily Record. (Towson Law Firm Encourages Pro Bono Work, D. Jacobs,
November 21, 2010).
Attorneys and staff of Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall LLC participated in the St. John
Foundation Baltimore Crossroads@95 5K Cross-Country Challenge in support of the Baltimore
County Police Athletic League ("PAL"). Erika Alsid Short is a member of the PAL Board of Directors.
Baltimore County PAL is a non-profit organization that provides a safe, constructive alternative to
youth with the positive goals of preventing juvenile crime, reducing juvenile recidivism and
increasing community partnership.
Raymond L. Marshall was awarded the “James F. Rosner Award for Advocacy” by the ARC of
Baltimore at their Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2008. This award recognizes
a law student, social work student or attorney who has demonstrated remarkable commitment
and pro bono services on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities. For the fourth
consecutive year, Ray also received a Pro Bono Service Appreciation Award from ARC of Baltimore.
James F. Rosner was also awarded a Pro Bono Service Appreciation Award from the ARC of
Baltimore at their Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2008. The award is presented
to attorneys who give their time and expertise on behalf of ARC-supported individuals with
developmental disabilities. This is the 15th consecutive year that Jim has received this award.
Erika Alsid Short argued before the highest court in Maryland, the Court of Appeals, on behalf of
a death row inmate, Jody Lee Miles, regarding a constitutional challenge to the sentencing portion
of the Maryland death penalty statute. Erika, who was appointed by the United States District
Court for the District of Maryland to work on the case, along with lead counsel, Robert Biddle,
argued that, under the 2007 Supreme Court opinion, Cunningham v. California, the weighing of
aggravating and mitigating factors should be conducted by a jury based on a "beyond a reasonable
doubt" standard, and not under the current standard of merely "a preponderance of the evidence".