Allegany Law Foundation

Organization Description

Legal services program assisting low-income clients and seniors in Allegany County, Maryland in civil cases. Assistance includes referrals to pro bono attorneys and representation by contract attorneys providing reduced fee assistance through legal clinics and court representation. Eligible clients are provided assistance with their cases at no cost.

Program Details

Pro Bono Legal Representation

Program Website: Allegany Law Foundation

Program Description:

Free service in civil cases for income and asset eligible clients. Private attorneys in Allegany County accept pro bono cases from our organization. Clients must meet our income eligibility guidelines and fall into our case priorities. Once an intake applicant is approved for services, staff seek volunteer attorneys to represent the client with their legal matter. Service priorities for placement of cases are as follows: family law; housing emphasizing distressed homeowners and foreclosure-related tenant problems senior self-determination including advance directives, powers of attorney and deeds; consumer finance; and income maintenance.


Program Contact Name: Lori Lewis (Executive Director), Kelsey Merkel (Administrative Assistant/Intake Specialist)
Program Contact email: info@alleganylaw.com
Program Contact Phone: 301-722-3390
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Online intake form URL: Apply for Services
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
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Services
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Full Representation
Civil Rights: Full Representation
Consumer: Full Representation
Divorce: Full Representation
Domestic Violence: Full Representation
Expungement: Full Representation
Employment: Full Representation
Guardianship: Full Representation
Housing - General: Full Representation
Housing - Landlord/Tenant: Full Representation
Immigration and Citizenship:
Life and Health Planning: Full Representation
Wills, Estates, Probate: Full Representation
Other Topics: Full Representation
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Judicare Program

Program Website: Allegany Law

Program Description:

Provides free legal services to clients who otherwise would be unable to afford representation in contested family law matters. The case must be in  Allegany Count and fall under our case priorities.

You will be asked to provide proof of your income and will go through a screening process before your case is placed with an attorney. Clients will usually use the services of the Family Law Self-Help Clinic to initiate the case and then seek a placement in the Judicare Program after the opposing party has been served and responds. Attorneys who participate in the Judicare program are paid a significantly reduced fee by Allegany Law Foundation.


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Program Contact Phone: 301-722-3390
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Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Full Representation
Civil Rights:
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Divorce: Full Representation
Domestic Violence: Full Representation
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Employment:
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Services for Seniors

Program Website: Allegany Law Foundation

Program Description:

Allegany Law works through Human Resource Development Commission to provide free services to people over the age of 60 without regard to income and assets in priority areas of law. The areas of law include income maintenance, health care, housing, employment, age discrimination, protective services, landlord/tenant relations and custody/visitation. Staff will also assist with advance directives and powers of attorney. Requests for wills are referred to private attorneys.


Program Contact Name: Kelsey Merkel (Administrative Assistant/Intake Specialist)
Program Contact email: info@alleganylaw.com
Program Contact Phone: 301-722-3390
Advice/Help Hotline Phone:
Online intake form URL: Apply for Services
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages:
Program Contact Fax:
Intake days/hours (walk-in):
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Eligibility-residence-county:
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Eligibility-military:
Eligibility-other:
Services
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Full Representation
Civil Rights: Full Representation
Consumer: Full Representation
Divorce: Full Representation
Domestic Violence: Full Representation
Expungement: Full Representation
Employment: Full Representation
Guardianship: Full Representation
Housing - General: Full Representation
Housing - Landlord/Tenant: Full Representation
Immigration and Citizenship:
Life and Health Planning: Full Representation
Wills, Estates, Probate: Full Representation
Other Topics: Full Representation
Se habla Español:

Free Wills for Veterans

Program Website: Allegany Law Foundation

Program Description:

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces living in Allegany County can have a FREE simple will prepared by a Maryland Volunteer Attorney. In order to qualify a low-income screening is required. Certain asset and income guidelines may apply.


Program Contact Name: Kelsey Merkel (Administrative Assistant/Intake Specialist)
Program Contact email: info@alleganylaw.com
Program Contact Phone: 301-722-3390
Advice/Help Hotline Phone:
Online intake form URL:
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages:
Program Contact Fax:
Intake days/hours (walk-in):
Office days/hours:
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours:
Advice/Help Hotline Phone:
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Condition of waiver:
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Eligibility-residence-county:
Eligibility-income:
Eligibility-assets:
Eligibility-age:
Eligibility-military:
Eligibility-other:
Services
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption):
Civil Rights:
Consumer:
Divorce:
Domestic Violence:
Expungement:
Employment:
Guardianship:
Housing - General:
Housing - Landlord/Tenant:
Immigration and Citizenship:
Life and Health Planning:
Wills, Estates, Probate: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation, Full Representation
Other Topics:
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Foreclosure Prevention

Program Website: Allegany Law Foundation

Program Description:

Volunteer attorneys meet with eligible clients to discuss options, answer questions about the foreclosure process and represent homeowners at foreclosure mediations and judicial proceedings. If you have not yet defaulted on your mortgage payment, but may be at risk of defaulting, please call to apply for advice. Assistance is available to residents of Allegany County to prevent foreclosure or negotiate leaving your home.


Program Contact Name: Kelsey Merkel (Administrative Assistant/Intake Specialist)
Program Contact email: info@alleganylaw.com
Program Contact Phone: 301-722-3390
Advice/Help Hotline Phone:
Online intake form URL:
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages:
Program Contact Fax:
Intake days/hours (walk-in):
Office days/hours:
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours:
Advice/Help Hotline Phone:
Intake days/hours (by phone):
Intake days/hours (other):
Condition of waiver:
Condition of waiver (describe):
Cost or fee (describe):
Description of other:
Eligibility-residence-county:
Eligibility-income:
Eligibility-assets:
Eligibility-age:
Eligibility-military:
Eligibility-other:
Services
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption):
Civil Rights:
Consumer:
Divorce:
Domestic Violence:
Expungement:
Employment:
Guardianship:
Housing - General: Full Representation
Housing - Landlord/Tenant:
Immigration and Citizenship:
Life and Health Planning:
Wills, Estates, Probate:
Other Topics:
Se habla Español:
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