Legal aid offers Lawyer in Library Program in west Baltimore

A program between the local library and civil legal aid offers offers legal support from divorces to expungements.

News Story (Maryland)

Lisa Robinson
WBAL-TV (NBC, Baltimore)
October 1, 2015

Tags: Courts, Innovation

Organizations mentioned/involved: Maryland Legal Aid


Natale is working with Williams to get answers from the city. In September, legal aid collaborated with Enoch Pratt to put a lawyer in the library at the branch. It came about after the librarian kept the branch open as a safe haven for residents during the April riots.

“The immediacy of the uprising that happened right here and it’s pretty clear that there was a need right here in this community for some empowerment and for the voices in this community to be heard,” Natale said.

Branch manager Melanie Townsend-Diggs welcomed legal aid with open arms.