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Pro Bono at the Library – Ask A Lawyer In The Library

Posted by Chi Song on October 14, 2014

The 2014 National Pro Bono Celebration this year is October 19th through October 25th. The Law Library is excited to once again be a Celebration Supporter! In honor of the National Pro Bono Celebration, this blog will be featuring posts focusing on pro bono and other free legal services for the entire month of October.  

The Ask A Lawyer In The Library program is a civil, non-family law, self-help program sponsored by the Anne Arundel Bar Association and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.  Every Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., you can talk with a volunteer attorney for up to 20 minutes.

To date, 121 attorneys have contributed over one thousand hours to meet with over two thousand clients.  Our statistics for recent years are as follows:  in 2013, volunteer attorneys contributed 229 hours to meet with 400 clients;  in 2012, volunteer attorneys contributed 205 hours to meet with 445 clients; and in 2011, volunteer attorneys contributed over 201 hours to meet with 479 clients.  The Law Library would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the volunteer attorneys!  If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with this program, please contact us.  For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library, or you can check out our past blog posts about the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program!

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