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10/03/2012

New Domestic Violence Law Expands Unemployment Insurance

A new law passed by the legislature during the 2012 session went into effect October 1. Under this law, victims of domestic violence are eligible for unemployment insurance if the victim need to quit arises due to a domestic violence...

07/25/2012

Court of Special Appeals Publishes Guide for Self-Represented

Chief Judge Peter B. Krauser announced the publication of a guide for self-represented litigants seeking to file an appeal with the Court of Special Appeals. The guide outlines the steps for filing an appeal and includes samples forms and notices...

05/24/2012

Court of Appeals Rules that Maryland Divorce Laws Apply to Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

In an opinion filed May 18, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that Maryland's divorce laws apply to valid same-sex marriages from other states. The decision overrules a ruling of the Prince George's County Circuit Court.

The case arose...

01/05/2012

Maryland Court of Appeals Rules that Defendants Have a Right to Counsel at Bail Hearings

On January 4, 2012 the Court of Appeals ruled that indigent defendants have a right to counsel at bail hearings. In a decision filed in the case of DeWolfe v. Richmond, the court held that under Maryland's Public Defender Act defendants...

12/19/2011

The People's Law Library Wins Public Citizen Award

The People's Law Library received the Herbert S. Garten Public Citizen Award from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation at its annual awards reception. F. Vernon Boozer, Chairman of the MLSC Board, Maryland Chief Judge
Robert M. Bell and...

12/17/2010

Reduced Fee Legal Services from Civil Justice

Civil Justice, Inc. announced new reduced fee legal services for people considering a reverse mortgage, a refinance, or buying a home. This program is sponsored by the Sustainable Homeownership Project.

12/10/2010

New Traffic Ticket Procedure Takes Effect January 1st

A new law taking effect January1st changes the traffic ticket procudure in Maryland. Instead of automatically getting a trial date, drivers must request a trial from the court within 30 days. The Maryland judiciary has established a page...

07/14/2010

Free Legal Help at Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

Talk with a volunteer lawyer for up to 20 minutes about your civil, non-family legal problem for free! No appointment is necessary.  Just check-in at the law library's information desk.

Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
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07/13/2010

Free Legal Services for People Buying a Home or Refinancing

Buying your First Home? Refinancing your Mortgage or Considering a Reverse Mortgage?

Before you go to settlementg et connected with a volunteer attorney who will:

  • Review your purchase contract and/or mortgage documents with...
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