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Senate panel takes up MLSC funding bills

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Judiciary and agencies that provide free legal services for low-income residents urged legislators Tuesday to extend the extra surcharge on filings fees in civil cases, saying the $6 million in annual revenue it generates is necessary ...

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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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MLSC fights sunset

The primary provider of free legal services for low-income Marylanders faces a devastating 40 percent decline in revenue if the General Assembly does not extend a surcharge on filing fees in civil cases, set to expire June 30, said the executive director of Maryland Legal Services Corp.

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