Baltimore Sun


Founded in 1837, the sun is Maryland’s largest general-circulation daily newspaper.
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News Story

Baltimore court expands tenant aid in housing cases

Doug Donovan
Baltimore Sun
January 4, 2018
The navigator program is among several initiatives launched last year by the Maryland Judiciary to address that inequity in the busy district court downtown, where nearly 151,000 landlord-tenant cases are processed each year in Baltimore.

News Story

Working out of the library, Maryland Legal Aid helps people grapple with issues only a lawyer can fix

Yvonne Wenger
Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2017
At the Lawyer in the Library clinic, a Legal Aid attorney helped Burns scrub his record of six charges and three traffic tickets. Now he has a new job with a fitness program.

Op-Ed

Fee shifting can help restore balance to rent court

Joseph Mack
Baltimore Sun
October 16, 2017
The landlords rarely suffer significant consequences for allowing unsafe property conditions, and tenants frequently struggle to navigate the system even when their cases are strong.

News Story

Carroll lawyers participate in pro bono organization

Catalina Righter
Baltimore Sun
October 4, 2017
Cases of civil law can have deeply felt consequences on an individual or family. These consequences can be even greater for low-income individuals who have less access to legal resources and defense.

Op-Ed

Lawmakers must end debtors’ prisons in Maryland

Amy P. Hennen
Baltimore Sun
September 4, 2017
For the sake of human decency, taxpayer savings, internal consistency in our justice system, and common sense, Maryland legislators need to finally eliminate body attachment in our state.

News Story

Lawmakers seek legal aid for tenants facing eviction in Baltimore

Doug Donovan
Baltimore Sun
July 3, 2017
Del. Sandy Rosenberg and Baltimore City Councilman Robert Stokes, both Democrats, hope their efforts can generate momentum for an issue that has stalled in Maryland while gaining traction across the nation.

News Story

Maryland judges differ on ‘what is rent?’

Doug Donovan
Baltimore Sun
September 29, 2016
An opinion by the state's highest court this year is upending that tradition by doing what Maryland's real estate statute does not: defining "rent."

News Story

Legal Aid: Despite errors in complaints, landlords win rent cases

Jean Marbella
Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2016
Landlords in the state have won cases in rent court despite failing to properly document claims, serve legal notice on tenants or prove that they are licensed to rent properties, according to a study released Tuesday by Maryland Legal Aid.

Op-Ed

A path to self-sufficiency in Baltimore

Bonnie Sullivan
Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2016
MVLS has helped more than 200 Baltimoreans who needed legal "check ups" to break down barriers to full-time quality employment.

Op-Ed

Poultry processing, a thankless job

Minor Sinclair
Baltimore Sun
February 9, 2016
A recent survey of over 60 poultry workers at several plants in the Delmarva region, conducted by Maryland Legal Aid and others, gives a gloom look into the poultry industry.

Op-Ed

Give communities a bigger say

Kelly E. Pfeifer
Baltimore Sun
February 5, 2016
Effective tools for equitable development are finally getting more notice for the positive impact they can have on Baltimore's communities.

News Story

Lawyers launch fresh push to get poor represented in Maryland civil courts

Ian Duncan
Baltimore Sun
February 1, 2016
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and other top lawyers launch fresh push for more civil legal aid in Maryland.

News Story

Activists rally for ‘Rent Court’ reform amid thousands of Baltimore evictions

Luke Broadwater
Baltimore Sun
December 9, 2015
Dozens of people rallied Tuesday in downtown Baltimore, calling for reform to a system that they say unfairly threatens thousands of families with quick evictions annually.

Editorial

Out of house and home

Baltimore Sun
December 7, 2015
Maryland's legal system is stacked against renters in landlord-tenant disputes says the Baltimore Sun.

News Story

Baltimore eviction rate among highest in country, study says

Luke Broadwater
Baltimore Sun
December 7, 2015
Every year in Baltimore, more than 6,000 renters and their families are evicted from their homes — forced into court proceedings at a higher rate than any other major American city except Detroit, according to a new study from the Public Justice Center.

News Story

New state laws to help Marylanders clear arrest records

Alison Knezevich
Baltimore Sun
October 16, 2015
Under new state laws that take effect Thursday, many more Marylanders will be able to clear minor charges from their records — and, officials say, fare better in the employment market.

Op-Ed

Water is a basic human right, Baltimore

Zafar Shah, Matt Hill
Baltimore Sun
April 9, 2015
Op-ed arguing against Baltimore's water shut-off plans.



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