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

Susan Francis of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. (File photo)

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

Susan Francis of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. (File photo)

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

‘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: 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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