Access to Counsel in Evictions (ACE) Symposium

Access to Counsel in Evictions (ACE) Symposium

- Recorded on 9/30/2022 -

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In 2021, Maryland’s General Assembly created the Access to Counsel in Evictions Program (ACE), through which eligible tenants in Maryland are provided access to legal representation in eviction and subsidy termination cases. Services have been trickling into certain jurisdictions since July 1, 2022 with the goal of statewide implementation by October 1, 2025.  This symposium includes:

  • Cultural Competency and the Essential Role of Racial Equity in Eviction
  • Failure to Pay Rent Actions and Defensive Rent Escrow
  • Representing Tenants in Breach of Lease and Tenant Holding Over
  • Housing Subsidies
  • Counterclaims, Constructive and Illegal Evictions, and Appeals
  • The Tenant's Perspective
  • A View from the Bench
  • A Keynote Address by Demetria L. McCain, Esq.

This free, full-day of substantive law training was recorded on September 30, 2022, and is open to volunteer lawyers who agree to provide representation to tenants through work with ACE grantees within 1 year of registering. Pro bono opportunities may include accepting a case, volunteering at a clinic, or staffing a hotline volunteering at clinics.   

Co-sponsored by Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Maryland Legal Services Corporation,
and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law


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