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Editorial: Fund Legal Services

This one really is a no-brainer. In a little more than four months, one of the critical funding mechanisms for legal assistance to low-income individuals is set to expire. If the increased surcharge on filing fees in civil cases is allowed to sunset, the nonprofit Maryland Legal Services Corp. would lose 40 percent of its available funds — about $6 million.

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Joe Surkiewicz: Legal Aid provides full range of help to people facing foreclosure

Thousands of Maryland homeowners find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Saddled with mortgages they can’t afford, they often discover they can’t sell their homes at a price that will cover their note. And foreclosure looms.

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