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Ask a Lawyer In the Library: Wednesday Wrap-up

Posted by Chi Song on March 17, 2016

IMG_1127The 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, March 16, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you Samuel Brown of Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A., for volunteering and providing this service to the public. Five people took part in the program and were able to speak with the attorney to request assistance with issues such as foreclosure, property transfers, bankruptcy, estates, and vexatious litigation. The next program date at the Law Library is Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

In addition, the Glen Burnie Regional Library hosted the monthly Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Eleven people were able to meet with our volunteer attorney, Cliff O’Connor of Holmes & O’Connor, to discuss issues such as estates, property, collection, arbitration, wills, guardianship, appeals, disability, and trusts. The next program date at the Glen Burnie Regional Library is Wednesday, April 20, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and sign-up is via lottery at 4:15 p.m.

It is helpful to prepare for your session with the attorney.  Here are some helpful tips:

  • Write a list of specific questions for the attorney.
  • Bring any paperwork and information related to the case.
  • Organize any paperwork from most recent on the top to oldest at the bottom.
  • Identify all deadlines.
  • Prepare a timeline of the legal issue.

If you would like to research your issue prior to your session with the attorney, please come find us at the Law Library’s information desk.  We are happy to assist you.

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.

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