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New Maryland law lets low-income taxpayers get help with state taxes (access required)

Clinics designed to assist low-income Marylanders with tax disputes can offer legal guidance on state as well as federal issues under a new law the General Assembly passed earlier this year. For Donald B. Tobin, dean of the University of ...

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Boosted by high court ruling, advocates seek justice for tenants (access required)

Months after a landmark Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that landlords cannot file suit against tenants for back rent beyond the three-year statute of limitations, lawyers are still working to ensure that tenants are treated fairly in rent court. The ...

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Pro bono estate planning campaign helps low-income city residents (access required)

As people get older, they often have conversations with family members about the future — but they usually don’t have any plans in writing, say lawyers and staff with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. To encourage people to put their ...

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MVLS tracking impact of driver’s license violations on clients

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has been taking a closer look at the impact driver’s license violations have on low-income Marylanders’ ability to get their records expunged and whether violations are pushing them into poverty. When an MVLS lawyer assists ...

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