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Ask a Lawyer in the Library: Wednesday Wrap-Up

Turtle 2The 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

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you Mike Ragland for volunteering and providing this service to the public. Three people were able to meet with an attorney to discuss issues related to mechanic’s lien, estate planning, and discovery.  We would like to welcome and thank Jerry Williams, our newest attorney volunteer, and thank Jack Paltell and Joan Bellistri for providing the volunteer attorney orientation. The next program date is Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

In addition, the Law Library coordinated the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program at the Glen Burnie Regional Library in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Nine people were able to meet with our volunteer attorneys, William Trevilliar of the Law Offices of William C. Trevilliar, Alan Forman of the Forman Clothier Law Group, and Kurt Roper of Staiti & DiBlasio, to discuss issues such as disability, employment, wills, criminal records, attorney conduct, real estate, and guardianship. The next program date at the Glen Burnie Regional Library is May 18, 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

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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