MD Volunteer Lawyers Service no longer free

Anyone applying for (free) legal help at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will have to pay a $25 fee, starting today, the Daily Record reported

The nonprofit, which connects those in need of legal services with volunteer attorneys, announced the application fee in an email last week. But it noted that the fee could be waived for applicants at or below the poverty level.

Those who are referred to the group by Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Inc. also do not have to pay the fee.

“Maryland Legal Aid’s Wilhelm H. Joseph Jr. called MVLS’ decision to charge clients an application fee ‘unfortunate,’” the article said. “‘Those who are least equipped to pay are getting charged,’ he added.”

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