Tag Archives: legal aid

Md. Legal Services reports nearly $7M drop, cites pandemic

While a filing fee surcharge that accounts for 80 percent Maryland Legal Services Corp.’s revenue does not sunset until next year, the organization is planning this General Assembly session to make the surcharge permanent. ‘We know this dramatic loss of funding is imminent and want to be proactive,’ Executive Director Susan M. Erlichman says. ‘The crisis is headed our way and there is no need to wait until it’s at the door.’

Maryland’s chief provider of grants to groups offering free legal aid to low-income residents faces a nearly $7 million pandemic-driven shortfall, the executive director of the Maryland Legal Services Corp. said Thursday. To recover the losses, MLSC will try to ...

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Maryland Legal Aid receives $50K grant from Anne Arundel Co.

Wilhelm H. Joseph Jr., executive director of Maryland Legal Aid.

Anne Arundel County has awarded a $50,000 grant to Maryland Legal Aid to help provide civil legal services to indigent individuals in the county. In 2018, Maryland Legal Aid served more than 120,000 people statewide. Of those, nearly 20,000 were ...

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New partnership to offer legal aid at Health Care for the Homeless

From left, Chauna Brocht and Leonard Croft from Health Care for the Homeless stand next to Attorney Gabriela Sevilla, an Equal Justice Works Fellow who is implementing a medical-legal partnership between HCH and the Homeless Person’s Representation Project, and HPRP senior attorney Michelle Salomon Madaio in a clinic room for HCH. (The Daily Record / Louis Krauss)

Homeless people who need legal help to obtain disability benefits and other social services will soon be able to consult with a lawyer at Health Care for the Homeless’ headquarters in downtown Baltimore. Attorney Gabriela Sevilla recently began a two-year ...

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Legal aid groups, Hogan spar over funding protective order, custody cases

Groups providing free legal aid to indigent Marylanders battled the Hogan administration Thursday over legislation to provide state-paid lawyers to low-income litigants in protective order proceedings and to parents in contested custody and visitation litigation.

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Big business helps provide legal aid

By Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Companies funding legal aid heads news summary including NBA star's future, death of lawyer who saved two on death row and a states' rights battle in Alabama.

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