Daria Zane came to PBRC in 2019. She works on the Courtroom Advocacy Project, PBRC’s limited-scope courthouse-based pro bono clinics for consumers and tenants in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. Daria is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Before joining…

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Providing a right to counsel for indigent defendants in civil litigation will be a top agenda item for a task force Maryland’s attorney general has convened amid the economic havoc wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know that Marylanders lose their civil cases and therefore get evicted, have their wages garnished, do not receive life…

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“Baltimore County is launching a $1 million effort to prevent evictions caused by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak. Baltimore County’s program will take effect once Gov. Larry Hogan ends the state’s eviction moratorium enacted in response to the disease’s outbreak, according to the county.” – The Daily Record, 6/10/2020. Read the complete article…

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BGE will be waiving late payment fees and suspending service terminations until July 1 for all residential customers and qualifying businesses.  “To provide customers with payment flexibility, BGE has extended its payment arrangement plans to allow customers to spread balance payments over 12 months or longer for qualifying customers…In March of this year, BGE suspended…

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Today at 1:00 PM, Baltimore City Council will be holding a hearing of the Baltimore City COVID-19 Renter Relief Act. PBRC signed on to support PJC attorney Matt Hill’s testimony in support of the Renter Relief Act, which would prohibit rent increases and late fees during the State of Emergency and 90 days after. Link to…

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10 Baltimore County public libraries have installed free wifi service in the parking lots of their facilities. Users are encouraged to stay in their vehicles and practice social distancing while accessing the wifi. To view a comprehensive list of public wifi locations in Baltimore County, click here.

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