Law Week was off to an early start with the Ask a Lawyer in the Library program returning to the Maryland City at Russett Branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library on Saturday. Elizabeth Leight, co-chair of the AABA Pro Bono Committee, enlisted AABA attorney Brian Markovitz and Maryland Hispanic Bar Association attorney Patricia Chiriboga-Roby to provide free legal advice in the library. By 12:30 p.m. the attorneys had already assisted 11 clients with a total of 18 clients being seen by the end of the day. I was on hand to provide back-up reference assistance.
Issues for which consultations were sought included consumer contracts, immigration, child support and custody, legal malpractice, home construction disputes and employment.