Maryland Legal Aid’s Midwestern Maryland office will host a Pro Bono Day on July 19, the Hagerstown Herald-Mail reported this week.
“From 4 to 8 p.m., volunteer attorneys will be at the Department of Social Services, 122 N. Potomac St., to provide answers and advice on issues including family law, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, business law, Social Security disability and other topics, said Katie Cox, a paralegal with Midwestern Maryland office of the Legal Aid Bureau Inc.,” the article said.
“There is no charge to attend and no registration is required.
“Pro bono is short for the Latin ‘pro bono publicus,’ or ‘for the public good,’ according to Black’s Law Dictionary. It often refers to work done by attorneys on a volunteer basis.
“’I’ve seen the greatest need is for family law,’ said Cox, a category that can include divorce, domestic relationships, child support and child custody. However, with a lackluster economy, Cox said many low-income individuals and families are also in need of advice on debt collection, bankruptcy and foreclosure, she said.”
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