Volunteer lawyers needed for Pro Bono Day

For the sixth year, the Pro Bono Day clinic will be held Saturday, May 12, at Maryland Legal Aid’s Baltimore City Office, 500 East Lexington Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Legal services organizations statewide continue to see marked increases in the number of individuals and families coming forward to request legal assistance in all areas of the law,” said Yoanna Moisides, Assistant Director of Advocacy for Training and Pro Bono at Legal Aid.  “Now more than ever, the demand for services far outweighs the resources available. “

At the previous five Pro Bono Days, volunteer lawyers provided legal consultations to more than 500 people.  Attorneys are needed to provide brief, one-on-one consultations with attendees on a variety of civil matters, including housing law, government benefits, bankruptcy and consumer debt issues, expungements, wills, advance directives, elder law, criminal law, and divorce/custody/child support.  “This event cannot be a success without your assistance,” Moisides said.

To volunteer, complete the online Volunteer Registration form. More information is available from Moisides at 443-451-2810.

Pro Bono Day is sponsored by the Pro Bono and Access to Legal Services Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, in conjunction with Maryland Legal Aid, Legal Services for the Elderly, the Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Pro Bono Resource Center and the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City.

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