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>> In the News: This Ellicott City attorney has provided 1,000 hours of free legal assistance to those who needed help

By Dave Pantzer | November 12, 2020

“Seeing people go to court without a lawyer for some of life’s messiest, most consequential matters, such as whether they have rights to see their children, is what drives Ellicott City attorney Walter Ty to take on their cases — for free.” Read full article here.

>> In the News: Are legal services a basic human need?

By Kiah Pierre | November 12, 2020

“Anyone involved with a legal aid provider will tell you that our services could not be more ‘basic’ or more relatable to ‘human need.'” — The Indiana Lawyer
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Staff Profile: Linzey Powers

By Lidija Jurovich | October 26, 2020

Linzey Powers joined PBRC in 2017 and serves as our Development Director. Linzey oversees PBRC’s fundraising efforts, building relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations who share our vision of access to justice for all. Where did you grow up? I grew up in the small town…

PBRC Volunteer Profile: Raymond Brown

By Kiah Pierre | October 1, 2020

“The best part [about volunteering] is the smile, either seen or heard through the voice of your client. Their genuine happiness for a chance to talk and set up a plan is really a heartfelt experience.” – Raymond Brown, Esq., MSBA Member and PBRC Volunteer

Proceeding remotely: The impact on court access and legal assistance for low-income Marylanders

By Dave Pantzer | October 1, 2020

Proceeding remotely: The impact on court access and legal assistance for low-income Marylanders It is well known that over 80% of low-income Marylanders do not have access to basic necessary legal services.  In the pre-COVID environment, much of the assistance provided by attorneys took the form of brief advice, information, and referrals (usually delivered by…

PBRC Volunteer Profile: Kim Caspari

By Lidija Jurovich | August 26, 2020

Can you tell me a little about your private practice? I started off in a corporate transactional position after law school.  Over the years, my practice has concentrated in residential real estate matters, title work and real estate mediation. I am licensed in Maryland as a lawyer and a real estate broker. Which of PBRC’s projects do you volunteer with, and what do you do there? During the past year,…

Staff Profile: Daria Zane

By Lidija Jurovich | June 29, 2020

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…

Montgomery County to Invest $2 Million in Tenant Assistance

By Lidija Jurovich | June 23, 2020

“Officials speculate the program will assist roughly 1,100 households countywide. But nearly 400,000 people rent their homes in Montgomery County.” – The Daily Record

Maryland attorney general forms task force for indigent and minorities in anticipation of a “tsunami” of eviction cases

By Lidija Jurovich | June 12, 2020

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…

Baltimore County’s Eviction Prevention Initiative

By Lidija Jurovich | June 10, 2020

“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…