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.
The program will be held in the Brooklyn Park branch on May 4 and continue in the Circuit Court on Wednesdays.
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