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Pro bono group, UB Law launching expanded human trafficking prevention effort

In an effort to tear down boundaries for human-trafficking survivors, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service is joining forces with the University of Baltimore School of Law to offer expanded legal services to survivors and those at high risk of exploitation. ...

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MVLS program aims to help low-income debtors avoid filing for bankruptcy

For individuals who are living on a fixed income, are unable to pay off their consumer debt or are fending off frequent calls from creditors or debt collection agencies, filing for bankruptcy often seems like the only option. Many of ...

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Out-of-state attorneys now eligible for pro bono cases without joining Md. Bar

Local legal services organizations that rely on volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono legal help to low-income Maryland residents can now expand their recruiting efforts outside of the state bar. A change to Rule 15 of the Rules Governing Admission ...

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MLSC awards $1M for foreclosure prevention help

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: ACLU, MVLS to honor top volunteers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will be honoring volunteers at events this month — including an attorney credited with changing Maryland’s social and political landscape in a career that reached the U.S. Supreme Court three times.

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