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Ask A Lawyer In The Library: Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on August 14, 2017

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer

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Chris Boucher

In The Library program.  Chris Boucher provided legal advice to six people on topics such as employment, health records, home owner association fees, and credit.

The next program date is Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  

Next week is also the 3rd Wednesday of the month which means that the MVLS Brief Limited Advice Foreclosure Clinic will also be held in the law library from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm., the same time as the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Participants are encouraged to register for the clinic by calling 410-547-6537, but pre-registration is not required.

Also on the 3rd Wednesday,  The Ask a Lawyer program will be held in the evening at the Glen Burnie Regional Library.

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.  On the 3rd Wednesday of the month the MVLS Brief Limited Advice Foreclosure Clinic is hosted by the library.  Participants are encouraged to register for the clinic by calling 410-547-6537, but pre-registration is not required. The Ask a Lawyer program is also held monthly in the evening at two Anne Arundel County Public Library locations – at the Glen Burnie Regional Library on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and at the  Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library on the last Tuesday of the month. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.

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Ask a Lawyer In the Library – Tuesday and Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on July 27, 2017

This week we offered the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program in two different locations and at two different times.  On Tuesday evening the program was held at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library starting at 4:30 p.m.

Carole Brown assisted four people with child custody, divorce, preparation for a juvenile hearing and an insurance question.  Joe Gormley of Gormley Jarashow Bowman was the lawyer on call for the weekly Wednesday program from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm.m.  He provided assistance with questions about an unemployment appeal and summary judgment.

The next program date is Wednesday, August 2 , 2017 in the law library.

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. In addition to the weekly program, the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program is held monthly, in the evening from 4:30 – 6:30, at two Anne Arundel County Public Library branches: Glen Burnie Regional Library on the 3rd Wednesday and Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library on the last Tuesday. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.

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Ask a Lawyer In the Library and MVLS Foreclosure Clinic – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on July 19, 2017

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Dan Mellin

Today, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Law Library hosted the “Ask A Lawyer In The Library” program and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Remote Foreclosure Clinic. Daniel Mellin of Hillman, Brown & Darrow helped three people with issues such as real estate, a quit claim deed, and a trust. The next program date is Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Today was also the first remote MVLS Foreclosure Clinic.  A couple came to the library for the “Ask A Lawyer In The Library” program with a foreclosure issue.  We are able to scan their documents and program agreements and email them to Ellyn Riedl, an mvls-logoattorney with MVLS.  The couple was able to talk with Ellyn face-to-face using a webcam with Google Hangouts. Ellyn was able to review their documents and advise. Their first language is Korean so we were able to use the Language Line so that language would not be a barrier to getting the help needed.  The couple was very happy with the attention and help.  The remote access MVLS Brief Legal Advice Foreclosure Clinic will continue on the 3rd Wednesday in the law library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. More information can be found here: http://aacpll.pbworks.com/w/page/99877141/Foreclosure%20Clinic

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. In addition to the weekly program, the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program is held monthly at two Anne Arundel County Public Library branches: Glen Burnie Regional Library on the 3rd Wednesday (except for the months of June and July) and Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library on the last Tuesday. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.

 

 

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Ask a Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on July 13, 2017

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Chris Boucher was our “Lawyer in the Law Library” and was able to help  one person in person who signed up with a property tax assessment appeal.

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Chris Boucher

After no one else signed up, Chris went back to the office but was on call in case someone did come in.  We were able to set it up for remote assistance when someone came in at 12:30 for help with an IRS tax lien.

The next program date is Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

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. In addition to the weekly program, the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program is held monthly at two Anne Arundel County Public Library branches: Glen Burnie Regional Library on the 3rd Wednesday (except for the months of June and July) and Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library on the last Tuesday. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.

The MVLS Brief Legal Advice Foreclosure Clinic is now held on the 3rd Wednesday in the law library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. More information can be found here: http://aacpll.pbworks.com/w/page/99877141/Foreclosure%20Clinic This clinic will now be conducted remotely using Google HangOuts technology.

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Ask a Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on July 6, 2017

jack-and-mikeMike Ragland and Jack Paltell were the “Lawyers in the Library” on Wednesday, July 5. Even though it was the day after the Fourth, four people came to the library for brief legal advice on such topics as an unemployment appeal, business entities, an easement agreement and  elder law.

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. In addition to the weekly program, the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program is held monthly at two Anne Arundel County Public Library branches: Glen Burnie Regional Library on the 3rd Wednesday and Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library on the last Tuesday. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.

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Ask a Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on June 28, 2017

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Paul Farmer

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you, Paul Farmer of Gormley Jarashow Bowman, for volunteering and providing this service to the public.  Seven people took part in the program and were able to speak with the attorney to request assistance with issues such as contracts, employment, landlord and tenant, district court appeals and real estate. The next program date is Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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. In addition to the weekly program, the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program is held monthly at two Anne Arundel County Public Library branches: Glen Burnie Regional Library on the 3rd Wednesday and Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library on the last Tuesday. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.

Do you have a family law matter? Family Law matters are best addressed by Family Law Self-Help Center which is located in the back of the law library.  For more information: http://www.circuitcourt.org/legal-help/family-law

Do you have a criminal case? The Office of the Public Defender provides legal services to eligible individuals. Information about the Office of the Public Defender is available at http://www.opd.state.md.us/.

Need help with a District Court matter such as landlord/tenant, small claims (less than $5,000), consumer matters, or return of property (replevin and detinue).The District Court Self-Help Resource Center provides limited legal services for people who are not represented by an attorney. Services are provided in-person (in Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro and Salisbury). More information is available at .http://www.courts.state.md.us/legalhelp/districtctselfhelpctr.html

Help with family and civil questions is available by phone and online chat from the Maryland Courts Self Help Center, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. More information and link for chat can be found here:   http://mdcourts.gov/selfhelp/index.html#maryland

 

 

 

 

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Ask a Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on June 22, 2017

Brian LymanOn Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you, Brian Lyman from Hillman, Brown and Darrow, for volunteering and providing this service to the public. Six people took part in the program and were able to speak with the attorney to request assistance with issues such as procedure, employment, discovery, garnishment, and real estate.

The next program date is Wednesday, June 28 , 2017 here in the law library.

PLEASE NOTE: The evening program normally scheduled for the evening on the last Tuesday of the month (6/27) at  the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library is cancelled due to a conflict with the Anne Arundel Bar Association Annual Meeting.

The MVLS Brief Legal Advice Foreclosure Clinic is now held on the 3rd Wednesday in the law library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. More information can be found here: http://aacpll.pbworks.com/w/page/99877141/Foreclosure%20Clinic  Today one person was able to speak with an MVLS staff attorney.  This program participant was happy to have been able to use this service and said: “This is just what I needed. It was good to talk to someone that understood my situation.”  For more information on foreclosure please see the library’s FAQ page on “foreclosure.”

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. In addition to the weekly program, the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program is held monthly at two Anne Arundel County Public Library branches: Glen Burnie Regional Library on the 3rd Wednesday and Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library on the last Tuesday. For more information, please see http://circuitcourt.org/legal-help/lawyer-in-the-library.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Chi Song on May 31, 2016

The Law Library serves a wide range of communities, including self-represented litigants. In addition to providing self-represented litigants with reference, instruction, and referral services, the Law Library coordinates and hosts programs that provide limited legal advice and assistance for civil matters with various partners, including the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, the Anne Arundel County Local Pro Bono Committee, and the Anne Arundel Bar Association. Check out these upcoming clinics and programs!

Ask a Lawyer in the Library

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. 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.

Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

WHEN:  Every Wednesday
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 8 Church Circle, Suite 303
Annapolis, MD 21401
Sign-Up Via Lottery at 10:45 a.m.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library

WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: 269 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403
Sign-Up Via Lottery at 4:15 p.m.

Glen Burnie Regional Library – The Ask a Lawyer in the Library program at the Glen Burnie Regional Library is on hiatus for the summer. The next program date is Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., with sign-up at 4:15 p.m.

SIGN-UP IS VIA LOTTERY for all three program locations. Sign-up begins fifteen minutes before the program’s start time on the day of the program. Names are pulled from the lottery to determine time slots. If there are more attendees than available time slots, the lottery will determine who is able to meet with the volunteer attorney.


Bankruptcy Clinic

Talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney about your personal bankruptcy matter.

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 7, 2016
9:00am-12:00p.m.
WHERE: 8 Church Circle, Suite 303
Annapolis, MD 21401

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this program. Call the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers service at (410) 547-6537 or (800) 510-0050 or register online at http://mvlslaw.org/get-legal-help/apply-for-services. To learn more about bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related resources, check out this page.


Foreclosure Clinic

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
1:00-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 8 Church Circle, Suite 303
Annapolis, MD 21401

This program is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. Consultations typically last for 20 minutes. Please sign-up on the day of the program at the Law Library’s service desk. To learn more about foreclosure and foreclosure resources, check out this page.


Expungement Clinic

Volunteer attorneys provide program participants with free legal assistance and information concerning criminal records, including expungement and shielding.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
WHERE: 8 Church Circle, Suite 303
Annapolis, MD 21401

To learn more about expungement and expungement related resources, check out this page.


Are you looking for additional clinics and assistance? Then check out these resources for additional programs and service providers.

Please note that FAMILY LAW issues (e.g., divorce, custody, child support, name change) are best addressed by the Family Law Self-Help Center, which provides walk-in and telephone services, Monday through Friday. Follow the link for the center’s telephone and walk-in hours. If you are looking for family law assistance outside Anne Arundel County, the Maryland Courts website provides links to similar programs in other Circuit Courts here, with walk-in assistance programs available in most Circuit Courts.

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Summer Hiatus for Glen Burnie Lawyer in the Library Program

Posted by Chi Song on May 26, 2016

Josh Tabor and Adam McCormick

Welcome to our newest volunteers!

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the Law Library coordinated the Ask a Lawyer in the Library program at the Glen Burnie Regional Library. Ten people were able to meet with our volunteer attorneys to discuss issues related to family law, employment, living wills, and insurance. Thank you to our volunteer attorneys, which included veteran volunteer Alan Forman of the Forman Clothier Law Group, and two new volunteers:  Adam McCormick of the Law Office of Marla Zide, and Adam McCormick of Lessans, Praley & McCormick. Thank you Alan, Adam, and Josh!

This was the last program date before the summer break for the Glen Burnie Lawyer in the Library program. The next program date at the Glen Burnie Regional Library is Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Don’t forget, the Law Library’s weekly Ask a Lawyer in the Library program will continue every Wednesday throughout the summer, and the next Law Library program date is Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Alan Forman

Thank you Alan!

In addition, we have added the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library as a new location for the Lawyer in the Library program. The program dates at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library are as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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.

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New Location for Lawyer in the Library!

Posted by Chi Song on May 23, 2016

In addition to the ongoing programs at the Law Library and the Glen Burnie Regional Library, this summer, the Lawyer in the Library program is expanding to a new location at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library. Volunteer attorneys can assist program participants with civil, non-family law matters.

The program dates will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sign-up is via lottery at 4:15 p.m. The Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library is located at 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403.

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 have questions about the program, please contact the Law Library at (410) 222-1387.

If you need assistance with directions to the program site, please contact the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library at (410) 222-1770.

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