Tag Archives: maryland legal services corp.

Frosh seeks $22M for free legal services amid resurgent pandemic

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the Maryland Court of Appeals’ erroneous ruling struck down a state agency’s valid determination that a convicted human trafficker must register because his victim was a child. (File photo)

Maryland’s attorney general Wednesday called for $22 million in state funds to assist financially strapped Marylanders in need of free legal representation in eviction, foreclosure and debt-collection proceedings amid a resurgent pandemic that has already created widespread economic hardship. Brian ...

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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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Legislature urged to drop sunset provision on legal services funding


Maryland’s legal service providers that aid low-income residents in everything from domestic violence proceedings to foreclosures told a Senate committee Tuesday they need legislators to do away with a sunset provision on civil filing fee surcharges that fund the majority ...

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Maryland Legal Services Corp. honors seven at annual awards reception


The Maryland Legal Services Corporation honored six individuals and one organization that contributed significantly to legal services and access to justice for low-income Marylanders at its annual awards reception Dec. 5 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Maryland Court of Appeals’ ...

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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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Joe Surkiewicz: MLSC honors lawyers for helping low-income Marylanders

On Dec. 7, the Maryland Legal Services Corp. will recognize and honor a group of people (and one private firm) for their above-the-call-of-duty contributions in helping low-income Marylanders with their civil legal problems. The envelopes, please. Lawrence D. Coppel of ...

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MLSC names award winners

The Maryland Legal Services Corp. has named its 2014 Legal Services Award recipients, selected by the MLSC board of directors. They will be honored at MLSC’s annual awards reception on Dec. 8: Arthur W. Machen Jr. Award — Ben C. ...

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