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Frosh, Barbera, Shah urge lawyers to do more pro bono work due to pandemic (access required)

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 (access required)

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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MVLS receives $25K grant to help human trafficking victims (access required)

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service announced Monday that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Venable Foundation to assist with the nonprofit’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project. This is the second consecutive year that MVLS has received the funding from the ...

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Nonprofit group works to stop wrongful student suspensions (access required)

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 (access required)

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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