Small fee, huge help

Today’s Washington Post urges the Maryland General Assembly to pass a court filing-fee surcharge increase to fund civil legal services, including Maryland Legal Aid. “These relatively small increases could bring in as much as $9 million per year for legal aid and could make a world of difference to struggling families throughout the state,” the editorial said. To read it, click here.

On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee passed its version of the filing-fee surcharge bill. A full House vote is expected tomorrow. The Senate voted overwhelming to support its bill earlier this month.

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