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Bracing for a tsunami of evictions, Maryland sounds the alarm

August 6, 2021

One reason the end of the moratorium on evictions, now postponed to October, is so potentially dire is this: Most tenants who get taken to eviction court will have no legal assistance. That helps explain the urgency of a recent appeal from Maryland’s top legal and judicial officials. State Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D), along with the chief judge of the state’s highest court, the president of the Bar Association and the head of a state commission on access to justice, have issued a clarion call to the state’s 40,000 attorneys, most of whom rarely offer their services gratis, to volunteer their services in this time of crisis.

Article Source: Washington Post

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