November 18, 2007

Baltimore Sun Calls Venable Partner Mitch Mirviss "a good example of what a Baltimore lawyer can be."

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Mitch Mirviss was mentioned in the Baltimore Sun article, "Being a Lawyer is No Laughing Matter: Freedom, democracy need lawyers' work," published November 18, 2007. In light of the large-scale protests by lawyers in Pakistan, the article challenges unfavorable stereotypes of lawyers by providing examples of how lawyers have played a vital role in the fostering of our democracy and social institutions for more than 200 years. Mirviss was cited as exemplary for his efforts in support of Baltimore's foster children.

Mirviss and another attorney filed a 400-page report in federal court documenting what they say is failure to provide adequate care for foster children in Baltimore and asked the court to declare the Department of Human Resources and Baltimore's Department of Social Services in contempt for failing to fulfill the terms of a 1988 consent decree that called for rapid reform in child care.

Mirviss is one of several Baltimore attorneys who represented foster children when the class-action lawsuit was filed in 1984. He has been involved in child welfare and foster care issues for nearly thirty years.