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Frosh, Barbera, Shah urge lawyers to do more pro bono work due to pandemic

Maryland’s top attorney and judge Thursday urged the state’s 40,000 lawyers to represent at least one low-income litigant for free or to volunteer hours of legal services during the next year to help the growing number of people facing bankruptcy, ...

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Md. Legal Services reports nearly $7M drop, cites pandemic

Maryland’s chief provider of grants to groups offering free legal aid to low-income residents faces a nearly $7 million pandemic-driven shortfall, the executive director of the Maryland Legal Services Corp. said Thursday. To recover the losses, MLSC will try to ...

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MVLS receives $200K for low-income homeowners’ program

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has received $200,000 from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for its low-income homeowners’ program. The grant, which was nearly $45,000 more than what MVLS received last year for the program, allowed the ...

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Nonprofit group works to stop wrongful student suspensions

Facing a 10-day suspension for bringing a bottle of pepper spray to school that accidentally went off in a locker room last year, ninth-grade student Jewel Agu and her mom Terryce Elliott were worried Agu might have to miss more class than the week she was already suspended, or be forced to leave Dundalk High School altogether, which they felt was an unfair punishment.

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