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.
News Story (Maryland)
October 4, 2017
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Tags: Pro Bono
Organizations mentioned/involved: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)
In the state, a private, nonprofit legal services provider, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) is working to address this need in the legal system.
“The consequences if you don’t have legal representation are stark,” Bonnie Sullivan, executive director of MVLS, said.
They deal with family law, estate planning, tax law, deed transfers, name changes, identity theft and many other areas of civil laws.