Demand for volunteer lawyers on the rise

The need for pro bono attorneys to help low-income Marylanders with their civil legal problems is on the rise, the Baltimore Sun reported earlier this week (“Need for pro bono legal services rises as economy sags,” Nov. 17).

The article cited a recent pro bono event at Maryland Legal Aid, where private lawyers provided free legal consultations to more than 150 people.

“The event highlighted the tremendous need for access to justice,” said Legal Aid’s Yoanna Moisides. “People began lining up at 8 a.m.”

To read the article, click here.

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