Pro Bono Day in Baltimore 5/12/12

As you well know, the economic downturn has had and will continue to have a significant impact on the residents of Baltimore City 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 Bar Association of Baltimore City (BABC), in partnership with Maryland Legal Aid, Legal Services for the Elderly, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, is hosting its sixth Pro Bono Day on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm at Maryland Legal Aid’s downtown Baltimore office, 500 East Lexington Street.  The last three Pro Bono Days events each served well over 300 people with legal issues.  Organizers of this event expect and encourage more people to take advantage of the free legal assistance.

Participants can discuss their legal issues one-on-one 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, record expungements, foreclosure prevention, criminal issues, and divorce/custody/child support.   

The event is free and open to the public.  Your assistance in getting the word out to your constituency/members, via the attached flyer, would be greatly appreciated.  Registration is not required.  For more information, contact the BABC at 410-539-5936 ext. 102, or by email at probono@baltimorebar.org. You may also contact Yoanna Moisides at 443-451-2810.

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