Pro Bono Day - Baltimore City Office, Maryland Legal Aid

Date: 
Sat, 05/14/2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

BAR ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE CITY HOSTS PRO BONO DAY

The Bar Association of Baltimore City (BABC) will host its fourth Pro Bono Day on Saturday, May 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at Maryland Legal Aid’s downtown Baltimore office, 500 East Lexington Street.  The last three Pro Bono Days, held in October 2009 and 2010 and May, 2010, each served well over 150 people with more than 190 legal issues.  BABC, along with the other organizers of this event -- Legal Services for the Elderly, Maryland Legal Aid, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland -- expect even more people to take advantage of this opportunity.  The event is free and open to the public.
  
Participants with specific legal problems can discuss their options one-on-one with volunteer lawyers on a wide range of subjects including divorce, child support, and custody; housing and landlord/tenant issues; government benefits, record expungements; wills and advance directives; consumer debt and bankruptcy, foreclosure prevention, and veterans issues.  While registration is not required, it is strongly encouraged.  For more information, call the BABC at 410-539-5936 ext. 102.

“The economic downturn has had and will continue to have a significant impact on the residents of Baltimore City and beyond, particularly low-income residents,” said BABC’s Executive Director Kathy Sanzone.  “As a result, legal providers statewide have experienced a dramatic increase in the demand for legal assistance in a variety of areas.  The Bar Association of Baltimore City is proud to partner with local legal services organizations to help meet this growing demand.”

See the flyer attached below, as well as an invitation to lawyers, from all over the state, to join us for the day!

Location
Location Name: 
Baltimore City Legal Aid Office, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Address1: 
500 East Lexington St.
City: 
Baltimore
State: 
MD
Zip: 
21202
Contact
Name: 
Yoanna Moisides
Phone: 
443-451-2810 or at ymoisides@mdlab.org
Sponsor: 
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
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Spring 2011 PBD flyer.pdf307.75 KB
Volunteer recruitment letter Spring 2011.doc26.5 KB

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