Pro Bono Day - Free Legal Advice

Post date: Sep 23, 2011 1:35:3 AM

Dear Community Member,

As you well know, the economic downturn has had and will continue to have a significant impact on the residents of Baltimore County and beyond, particularly those in low-income communities. The dramatic increase in the demand for legal assistance from civil legal services organizations statewide is a telling indicator of just how serious the situation has become for many individuals and families. Unfortunately, the demand for these services far outweighs the resources available.

In response to this need, the Baltimore County Bar Association, in partnership with Maryland Legal Aid and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, is hosting its first Pro Bono Day on Saturday, October 22, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Towson Armory, 307 Washington Avenue, Towson, MD 21204. Organizers of this event expect and encourage people to take advantage of the free legal assistance.

Participants can discuss their legal issues one-on-one during brief consultations with volunteer lawyers in a variety of areas, including landlord-tenant, government benefits, veterans issues, bankruptcy and consumer debt, wills, advance directives and elder law, foreclosure prevention, and divorce/custody/child support.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact 443-451-2810 or by email at .