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

While a filing fee surcharge that accounts for 80 percent Maryland Legal Services Corp.’s revenue does not sunset until next year, the organization is planning this General Assembly session to make the surcharge permanent. ‘We know this dramatic loss of funding is imminent and want to be proactive,’ Executive Director Susan M. Erlichman says. ‘The crisis is headed our way and there is no need to wait until it’s at the door.’

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

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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

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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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Ballard Spahr transactional attorneys take on 2 pro bono projects

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While pro bono work is often litigation-oriented, attorneys at Ballard Spahr LLP took on two community redevelopment projects that required the expertise and resources of sophisticated transactional lawyers. Both projects are now under construction. The attorneys advised on financing, tax ...

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