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 30, 2015, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Richard Ronay of the Law Office of J. Richard Ronay, our volunteer attorney, assisted six people with issues such as contracts, estate planning, and employment discrimination. The next program date is Wednesday, October 2, 2015.
As the program is set-up to accommodate only 6 twenty-minute sessions, two people were unable to meet with the attorney to discuss their questions and issues. However, the Law Library is always available to provide legal reference and referral services. Utilizing library resources, including the library’s wiki site, we were able to provide one person with information and resources on how to get a title to his car (Mandamus – Vehicle Title). In addition, we provided information and referrals to a woman seeking assistance on her foreclosure matter, including contact information for the MVLS Foreclosure Brief Advice Helpline (see information below), which was able to provide her with the assistance she was looking for. She was so happy with this service, that she bought the Law Library flowers!
Are you looking for assistance with your foreclosure matter? Foreclosure Brief Legal Advice, a project sponsored by Civil Justice and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, provides FREE brief consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure. This program is for homeowners who do not have an attorney. The program’s attorneys can answer questions about your foreclosure, foreclosure mediation, and court documents. However, the attorneys CANNOT represent you in court or at your mediation. To speak with an attorney, you can CALL THE HELPLINE at (443) 808-0076 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm. You can also WALK-IN on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00am-4:30pm (no new intake after 4:00pm) at the Office of Administrative Hearings, Administrative Law Building, 11101 Gilroy Rd, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031. For more information, check out our blog post.
More information about Ask a Lawyer in the Library 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.