Leveraging Talent & Technology to Further your Mission
Learn how Maryland Legal Aid uses a modern approach to provide free civil legal services and help with criminal record expungements in Baltimore and across Maryland by leveraging internal talent, community partnerships, and technology. Hear about the timeline of events, from start to finish, that led to the creation of the Lawyer in the Library project—part of Maryland Legal Aid’s Community Lawyering Initiative—and Maryland Legal Aid’s new expungement app, ExpungeItMD.org.
This session is intended to educate attendees on useful strategies to develop programs and tech solutions that fulfill client needs and align to organizational objectives.
About Maryland Legal Aid:
Maryland Legal Aid, established in 1911, is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free, civil legal services to low-income people in Baltimore City and Maryland's 23 counties from 12 offices and four District Court Self-Help Resource Centers. The firm handles cases involving a wide range of issues, including family, housing, government benefits, healthcare, education, employment, and consumer law. Maryland Legal Aid also represents children in CINA (Child in Need of Assistance) proceedings in 12 Maryland jurisdictions. Other vulnerable populations, such as homeowners facing foreclosure, migrant and seasonal farm workers, nursing home and assisted living residents, and veterans seeking benefits and assistance with related legal issues also receive representation through special projects. In addition, Maryland Legal Aid assists with expunging criminal records to remove barriers to obtaining housing, employment, and child custody.