Maryland Legal Aid is excited to announce a new partnership with Enoch Pratt Free Library to present Lawyer in the Library, a community lawyering initiative.
This project kicks off with three presentations led by Maryland Legal Aid advocates on civil legal issues in July and August at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Pennsylvania Avenue branch. Attendees of these presentations will receive information and can ask questions about civil legal issues in their communities.
The three presentations will serve as a primer for the central component of the project that will begin in September, when Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a few hours each week at the Pennsylvania Avenue branch providing brief, one-on-one advice for a variety of civil legal issues.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library Pennsylvania Avenue branch is located in the epicenter of the civil unrest that took place in Baltimore City in April. Despite the turmoil and tragic events of that week, the Pennsylvania branch remained open to serve the community. Maryland Legal Aid developed the Lawyer in the Library project to provide direct outreach and assistance to residents in this area and to get feedback from the community about civil legal issues that affect them and their families. The selection of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as a partner was a natural given their excellent reputation in the community as being a resource for information, education, and cultural enrichment.
The attached PDFs includes specific information about the upcoming presentations. You are welcome to distribute this information.
Lawyer in the Library Flyer (PDF)
Lawyer in the Library Press Release (PDF)