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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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Newsmakers: Maryland Legal Aid’s Wilhelm H. Joseph Jr.

Wilhelm Joseph, executive director of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Inc., spoke to The Daily Record staff about the state of legal services. He discussed how they are managing in a down economy, how legal aid tries to maximize the impact of its resources and the rights he believes all people are entitled to.

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