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28 May 2015, 7:34 am by Joe Surkiewicz
For the last six years, the Veterans Legal Assistance Conference and Training has provided a doorway for private attorneys who want to help low-income veterans overcome legal hurdles to obtaining their disability benefits. [read post]
28 Dec 2014, 12:00 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
Good news doesn’t come very often for low-income people and the community of advocates working to help them survive. [read post]
14 Jul 2015, 7:30 am by Danny Jacobs
Since its founding in 1981, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has assisted more than 70,000 low-income clients with legal help, ranging from foreclosure prevention and debtor assistance to tax assistance and family law matters. [read post]
18 Feb 2015, 3:53 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
Howard County has an image problem: It’s too affluent — not a place most people associate with rape and domestic violence. [read post]
26 Oct 2014, 12:00 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
The Eastern Shore of Maryland consists of nine rural and bucolic counties and is home to less than one percent of the state’s lawyers. [read post]
17 Mar 2015, 2:36 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
Last summer, the Maryland Public Interest Law Project made 25 grants to University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students, allowing them to spend their summers interning at places such as the Homeless Persons Representation Project, the Public Justice Center, the Maryland Disability Law Center, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the ACLU of Maryland. [read post]
1 Jul 2016, 9:00 am by Joe Surkiewicz
  How can pro bono attorneys make a difference in the lives of young patients with neurodevelopmental and other disorders of the brain? [read post]
16 Apr 2015, 2:26 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
Just over 15 years ago, Baltimore became home to one of the first courts in Maryland dedicated to solving the problems of families in crisis — and not just their legal problems. [read post]
16 Nov 2014, 12:00 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
Every year, the Maryland Legal Services Corp. recognizes the contributions of the legal professionals who strive to ensure justice for the least fortunate among us. [read post]
30 Dec 2015, 12:15 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
What’s worse than getting a notice of deficiency letter from the IRS? [read post]
25 Sep 2015, 7:04 am by Joe Surkiewicz
For lawyers committed to increasing access to justice and eager to give back to their communities, taking a pro bono case is the obvious way to go. [read post]
4 Feb 2015, 2:42 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
Thousands of people leave Maryland’s prisons each year with little more than $50 and a bus ticket. [read post]
27 Nov 2015, 9:00 am by Joe Surkiewicz
On Dec. 7, the Maryland Legal Services Corp. will recognize and honor a group of people (and one private firm) for their above-the-call-of-duty contributions in helping low-income Marylanders with their civil legal problems. [read post]
11 Sep 2014, 4:48 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
Caught between a rock and a hard place — a growing need for civil legal help and declining resources — the Harford County Bar Foundation is looking to the community for support of its legal referral and reduced-fee programs. [read post]
29 Apr 2016, 2:32 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
For decades, the Public Justice Center has worked to build a just society by fighting injustice, poverty and discrimination. [read post]
3 Sep 2015, 3:06 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
As a clinician working on Kennedy Krieger Institute’s neurobehavioral unit more than a decade ago, Maureen van Stone saw the critical importance of advocating for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and severe problem behaviors. [read post]
17 May 2016, 2:14 pm by Joe Surkiewicz
At next month’s 8th Annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference & Training, private lawyers can catch up on the latest in helping veterans secure disability benefits from the U.S. [read post]