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. No appointment is necessary, but sign-up is required at the law library’s information desk. Sign-up begins at 10:45 a.m., and time slots are determined by a lottery. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.
On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you Mike Valadez for volunteering and providing this service to the public. Twelve people signed up for the program, and six people were able to meet with the attorney to discuss issues related to contracts, a judicial review memorandum, foreclosure and warranties.
As the program is set-up to accommodate 6 twenty-minute sessions, the Law Library’s staff assisted those people who were not able to meet with the attorney by providing reference and referral services on issues ranging from landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosure, employment discrimination and civil procedure. For example, the Law Library provided a referral to the District Court Self Help Resource Center, and the patron was able to call the District Court Self Help Resource Center while at the Law Library so that the Law Library could provide additional support, such as access to forms available online (and instruction regarding use of online tools and resources) through our public access computers as well as access to resources available in the library and online that provide overviews about landlord/tenant law.
More information about the program is available at http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library. The Ask A Lawyer In The Law Library program is a limited legal advice service. The program is not a substitute for representation. If you need an attorney to represent you, you can contact the Anne Arundel Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service.