MLA Around Town
Headquarters Building Anniversary Celebration
On October 5, staff and friends of Maryland Legal Aid gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Maryland Legal Aid's Baltimore City building. Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young were among the local and state dignitaries who attended. Mayor Pugh told the crowd of Maryland Legal Aid staff and supporters, "I can't imagine Baltimore without you." Attendees enjoyed a performance by the Carver Vocational-Technical High School Marching Band and were able to reunite with Maryland Legal Aid alumni and the family members of the late Charles H. Dorsey, Jr., former Maryland Legal Aid executive director. View the event photos here.
Baltimore City DCSHRC Grand Opening
September 22 was the grand opening event for the Baltimore City District Court Self-Help Resource Center (DCSHRC). The new Center is operated by staff from the Maryland Center for Legal Assistance--a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maryland Legal Aid.
Prince George's County Local Grant Awards Ceremony
Maryland Legal Aid was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Prince George's County Local Development Council (PGCLDC). Executive Director Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr. and Chief Attorney Blake Fetrow from Maryland Legal Aid's Metropolitan Maryland office attended the PGCLDC Grant Awards Ceremony on October 10 at the County Administration Building in Upper Malboro, where they were presented with a certificate and a check. This is the first year the PGCLDC has awarded grants.