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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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Ask a Lawyer in the Library and MVLS Foreclosure Clinic Wrap-up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on November 17, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016,  the Ask a Lawyer in the Library program was offered at two different locations and two different times: the circuit court law library from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and the Glen Burnie Regional Library in the evening from 430 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Marietta Warren was on call  in the circuit court and was able to answer questions about malpractice.  At the same time the law  library hosted the MVLS Foreclosure Clinic.  Volunteer attorney Tom McCarthy assisted a couple with their foreclosure questions.

In Glen Burnie, there were five attorneys on hand to provide legal assistance to 11 people:

Cliff O’Connor of Holmes and O’Connor assisted by his daughter and associate, Katelyn Maloney; Josh Tabor of the Law Office of Marla Zide; Nickola Sybblis who has a solo practice; and  Alan Forman of Forman Clothier Law Group.  The attorneys provided assistance with  such issues as wills, power of attorney, living wills, procedure, bankruptcy, contracts and family 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.  On the 3rd Wednesday of the month the MVLS Brief Limited Advice Foreclosure Clinic is hosted by the library.  Particpants are encourage to register for the clinic by calling 410-547-6537, but pre-registration is not required. The Ask a Lawyer program is also held in the evening once a month in the Anne Arundel County Public Library – 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 – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on November 10, 2016

On Wednesday, November 9, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Mike Valadez Valadezassisted five people with their questions concerning guardianship, foreclosure, real property, and the return of an engagement ring. The next program date is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

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.

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., the same time as the Lawyer in the Library Program.  More information can be found here: http://aacpll.pbworks.com/w/page/99877141/Foreclosure%20Clinic

 

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Ask a Lawyer in the Library and MVLS Foreclosure Clinic Wrap-up

Posted by Joan Bellistri on October 19, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer in the Library program. Thank you, Crighton Chase from Hillman, Brown and Darrow, for volunteering and providing this service to the public. Four people took part in the program and were able to speak with the attorney to request assistance with issues such as car insurance, elder law, homeowner associations, and consumer protection. The next program date in the circuit court  is Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

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Susan Mays

Since this was the 3rd Wednesday of the month, the library also hosted the MVLS Foreclosure Clinic at the same time, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as the Ask a Lawyer program.  Susan Mays was able to provide brief legal advice on foreclosure to two people.

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Alan Forman and Nickola Sybblis

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Cliff O’Connor and Katelyn Maloney

And because it was 3rd Wednesday, the Ask a Lawyer in the program was also held at the Glen Burnie Regional Library in the evening from 4:30 until 6:30.  Three attorneys volunteered: Alan Forman of Forman Clothier Law Group; Nickola Sybblis who has a solo practice; and Cliff O’Connor of Holmes and O’Connor.  Tonight Cliff brought the firm’s new associate, Katelyn Maloney, who also happens to be his daughter to observe.  We are  happy  to add Katelyn to our volunteer list.

The attorneys were able to assist 15 people with a variety of issues including landlord and tenant; property damage; taxes; real estate; employment; estates; and housing.

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.  Particpants are encourage to register for the clinic by calling 410-547-6537, but pre-registration is not required. The Ask a Lawyer program is also held in the evening once a month in the Anne Arundel County Public Library – 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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New Hours for the Free Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Project in the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

Posted by Yelitza Conover on July 15, 2016

The Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Project in the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library has NEW HOURS!

  • Registration: None. First come, first served basis.
  • When: 3rd Wednesday of the month,  11:00 am—1:00 pm
  • Where: Anne Arundel County Public Law Library, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County – RM 303, 8 Church Circle
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401

July 20, 2016 is the date of the next Foreclosure clinic in the Law Library at the new time.

The Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Project, a service of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, provides FREE brief legal consultations for homeowners facing foreclosure who do not have legal representation.  Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will:

  • Answer questions about foreclosure mediation;
  • Give legal advice regarding your foreclosure;
  • Help you understand court papers and documents you received regarding your foreclosure.

Foreclosure is the legal process that the lender starts with the courts when you have not made your mortgage payments, and the lender wants to force the sale of the house to recover the balance of the mortgage. Foreclosure mediation allows the homeowner to discuss their situation with the lender under the facilitation of a mediator. Foreclosure Mediation Brief Advice Attorneys will NOT attend mediation with you, but may help direct you to other options for obtaining legal representation for your mediation.

More detailed information about the foreclosure process and foreclosure mediation  is available on the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library Self Help and Pro Bono Wiki  and the Maryland People’s Law Library.

Can’t make it to the clinic?  Call the helpline: 443-808-0076
      Mondays from 1:30 pm—6:00 pm
Wednesdays from 8:00 am—12:00 pm

MVLS offers the program in other locations.  Check the website for more information.

 

 

 

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Ask A Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Chi Song on June 27, 2016

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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, June 15, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you Evelyn Spurgin of Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A., for volunteering and providing this service to the public. Four people took part in the program and were able to speak with the attorney to request assistance with discovery, insurance, and trust issues.

In addition, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Law Library coordinated the Ask A Lawyer In The Library program with Paul Farmer of Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC as our volunteer attorney. Five people took part in the program and were able to speak with the attorney to request assistance with guardianship, property, appeals, and estate issues. The next program date is Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Do you have a criminal law matter?  Criminal Law matters are best addressed by the Office of the Public Defender.  Information about the Office of the Public Defender is available at http://www.opd.state.md.us/.

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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Ask A Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Chi Song on May 25, 2016

photo (2)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, May 25, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you Joe Gormley of Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC 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 car title, property, estates, homeowner’s association, child support, and custody issues. The next program date is Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Do you have a criminal law matter?  Criminal Law matters are best addressed by the Office of the Public Defender.  Information about the Office of the Public Defender is available at http://www.opd.state.md.us/.

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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Ask A Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Chi Song on May 18, 2016

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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, May 18, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you Jonathan Pasterick of Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A., 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 related to a tax sale, foreclosure, mandamus, personal property, real estate, guardianship, and medical malpractice. The next program date is Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Do you have a criminal law matter?  Criminal Law matters are best addressed by the Office of the Public Defender.  Information about the Office of the Public Defender is available at http://www.opd.state.md.us/.

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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Ask A Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Chi Song on May 4, 2016

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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, May 4, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Mike Ragland, our volunteer attorney, assisted two people with matters including property and elderly abuse . The next program date is Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Are you looking for assistance with your foreclosure matter? Each month, the Law Library hosts a FREE Foreclosure Clinic staffed by volunteer attorneys through the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. Program participants can meet with the volunteer attorneys on a first-come, first-served basis. The next clinic date is Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Please sign up, in-person, at the Law Library’s service desk on the day of the program.

If you need assistance prior to May 18, 2016, check out these resources.

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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Ask A Lawyer In the Library – Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by Chi Song on March 23, 2016

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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, March 23, 2016, the Law Library hosted another successful Ask A Lawyer In The Library program. Thank you Paul Farmer of Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC for volunteering and providing this service to the public. Two people took part in the program and were able to speak with the attorney to request assistance with bankruptcy and insurance administration issues. The next program date is Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Do you have a criminal law matter?  Criminal Law matters are best addressed by the Office of the Public Defender.  Information about the Office of the Public Defender is available at http://www.opd.state.md.us/.

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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