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A Voice of America story about the right to counsel in civil legal cases–and the lack of that right in the U.S.–focused on Maryland Legal Aid clients. From the article: Each year, millions of non-criminal cases in the United States are heard in civil court – cases involving child custody battles, housing evictions and other issues, including the case of Juliana Holmes in Baltimore, Maryland. Holmes’ estranged husband took away their three children when she was living in another state – and she could not afford a lawyer to get them back.
With more than 20 million over-the-phone interpretation calls served in 2011, Language Line Services, the global leader in interpretation and translation services, today issued a “2012 Outlook on Language Access” for services th
Baltimore County Pro Se program is now staffed by a paralegal supervised by Family Law Administrator of the Circuit Court, who is an attorney.
Another Human Rights Resource: The American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
This appears to be a great place for some useful resources, explore it beyond this link:
From the link:
For nearly a decade, the Center has been working to promote the incorporation of international human rights norms, language and strategies into the work of advocates on behalf of marginalized and vulnerable communities in the U.S.
Please review let Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center's know what you think about MCVRC's new 24/7 on-line intake.
As part of Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center's updated website, victims and victim's representatives can request assitance at any time.