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General Assembly will consider right to counsel for tenants, lawmakers say

Funding for the legal representation could be raised in part from a statutory increase in the landlords’ filing fees in eviction cases, said Luke Clippinger, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee.
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The Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation this coming session that would give financially strapped tenants facing potential eviction a right to counsel at their court hearings, leaders of the legislature’s two judiciary committees said Tuesday. Funding for the legal ...

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