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Legal Aid to settle lawsuit with Montgomery Co. over no-trespass order

‘If you don’t know your rights, you cannot fight for your rights,’ says Nohora Rivero, a Maryland Legal Aid employee. ‘It is very important for the farm workers to see us and others that want to see them.’ Legal Aid has filed a federal lawsuit against Montgomery County challenging the constitutionality of a no-trespass order issued to Rivero after she attempted to speak to migrant workers on a Dickerson farm. (Courtesy of ACLU of Maryland)

Maryland Legal Aid and Montgomery County are preparing to settle a federal lawsuit over a no-trespass order issued by county police to Legal Aid employees who attempted to visit migrant farmworkers at a local farm, according to court filings. The ...

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Montgomery Co. police officer appeals denial of immunity in Legal Aid free speech lawsuit

‘If you don’t know your rights, you cannot fight for your rights,’ says Nohora Rivero, a Maryland Legal Aid employee. ‘It is very important for the farm workers to see us and others that want to see them.’ Legal Aid has filed a federal lawsuit against Montgomery County challenging the constitutionality of a no-trespass order issued to Rivero after she attempted to speak to migrant workers on a Dickerson farm. (Courtesy of ACLU of Maryland)

A Montgomery County police officer facing a civil suit for issuing a no-trespass order to Legal Aid employees who attempted to visit migrant farmworkers at a local farm is appealing a federal judge’s denial of qualified immunity protection. The county and officer ...

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Md. Legal Aid: Elimination of Legal Services Corp. would be ‘catastrophic’

Maryland Legal Aid’s Willhelm S. Joseph called MVLS’ decision to charge clients an application fee ‘unfortunate.’ ‘Those who are least equipped to pay are getting charged,’ he added.

The proposed elimination of the federal Legal Services Corp. under the President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget would have “catastrophic” effects on Maryland Legal Aid, the state organization’s leader said Thursday. Maryland Legal Aid receives more than $4 million annually – ...

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Study finds errors, due process violations in rent courts statewide

Housing advocates say that providing tenants with a right to legal counsel would ultimately pay off by reducing the social costs that come from eviction. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Judges presiding over rent court cases throughout Maryland are failing to properly apply state law and ensure landlords’ compliance, according to a new study conducted by Maryland Legal Aid. The nonprofit organization looked at a random sample of failure-to-pay-rent cases ...

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MLSC awards $1M for foreclosure prevention help

‘We were looking at a situation that was not very promising, so this money came at a perfect time,’ Susan M. Erlichman, executive director of Maryland Legal Services Corp., says about giving $1 million in grants to nine legal aid organizations for foreclosure prevention services. The organization received the money as part of multibillion dollar settlements the U.S. Justice Department reached with Bank of America and Citicorp last year. (File photo)

The Maryland Legal Services Corporation has awarded a total of $1 million in grants to nine legal aid organizations that will use the funds to provide foreclosure prevention legal services to low-income residents. The grant funds come from a portion ...

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40 years for Kramon & Graham, $40K for Legal Aid’s Equal Justice Council

‘We’ve had a culture of giving from the beginning, and I think it’s been a source of pride,” says Kramon & Graham co-founder Andrew Jay Graham said. ‘We thought, what would be a good, symbolic thing to do, and said, “How about giving $40,000 to one of the causes we've supported for many years?”’

Forty years after the founders of Kramon & Graham P.A. hung out their shingle, the Baltimore law firm decided to commemorate the milestone anniversary with a gift to the community. Although the firm’s attorneys have been involved with dozens of ...

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