The Ask a Lawyer in the Library program moved to North County last night. AABA attorneys, Cliff O’Connor and Bill Trevillian, Jr., provided free legal advice at the Brooklyn Park Branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library. Attorney Ed Groh was there to help, too. I came along as usual to provide back-up research assistance. The afternoon began at 4:00 with clients ready at the start. There was not a large turnout as expected but Cliff O’Connor who organized the event will try again. Another north county location and different times will be considered. Other avenues for advertising the event beyond the newspaper and public library bulletin boards may be needed to reach those for whom the program is designed.
Those that took advantage of the program were grateful to get help with their legal problems which included bankruptcy and employment issues. The extra attention that the attorneys were able to give to each participant was appreciated, too.
The attorneys all agreed that they are willing to try it again.