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On October 13, 2011, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Protect Your Identity Week, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Russell Butler, J.D., and Paula Pierce, J.D., on providing pro bono services to financial abuse victims. Mr. Butler is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc.
Maryland Legal Aid and Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc. will host a free workshop on consumer issues on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm at Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton, MD 21601. This free workshop will be presented on consumer issues including: bankruptcy basics, debt collection rights and how to stop harassing debt collection calls, loan co-signers responsibilities, pay day loans, and identity theft. Volunteer attorneys and consumer advocates will speak for approximately 45 minutes on these topics and answer questions.
Webinar on From Bad to Worse: Senior Economic Insecurity on the Rise
In only four years, the ranks of seniors at risk of outliving their resources increased by nearly 2 million households. Using the Senior Financial Stability Index, economic insecurity among senior households increased by one-third, rising from 27% to 36% from 2004 to 2008.
The DAP provides free 30-minute consultations to debtors. The DAP is staffed by volunteer bankruptcy attorneys. Consultations are by appointment only, and may be scheduled by calling 410-962-3813 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
DAP consultation availability is contingent upon volunteer attorney sign up. Debtors who come to the DAP are typically pro se debtors who are contemplating filing bankruptcy and need legal advice. Some are pro se debtors who have filed and need legal advi