Maryland Matters, June 3, 2021 - “By making access to counsel the law in Maryland, Governor Hogan and our legislative leaders have underscored the important role legal representation plays in reducing evictions,” Reena Shah, the executive director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission, said in the release. “Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders are on the precipice of an eviction tsunami. We thank the Governor for his leadership and urge him to fund the legislation, so we can see the impact this legislation is capable of delivering.”
Trial Reporter, Maryland Association for Justice, Spring Issue 2021, p.17, The Promise of Civil Justice for All, an Interview with Reena Shah:
WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5, May 24, 2021 - The lack of civil justice data is a barrier to civil justice for al. Reena Shah, executive director for Maryland Access to Justice Commission, says said she thinks some "80% of Marylanders don't know that they need legal advice on civil issues and furthermore, unlike criminal cases, there is NO right to an attorney in civil cases." Shah adds, "Unfortunately, this leaves many people who must navigate the civil justice system on their own, many times with dire outcomes."
A2JC is proud to premiere our "Civil Justice for All: An Essential Part of COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery" story map, which dissects topics & data surrounding civil justice issues – another outcome of our work w/ MD AG @BrianFrosh on the COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh talks to Reena Shah, Vice Chair of his COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, about Reena's passion for justice and the work of the Commission.
"Maryland AG Frosh leads coalition with plan to stop ‘serial evictions’ and help families get through the coronavirus."
The Baltimore Sun, January 11, 2021. "During a news conference [on January 11th], Frosh called attention to the proposal raising fees for landlords to file for eviction. Frosh wants the General Assembly to raise the fees from $15 to about the national average of $120. The proposal also would block landlords from passing those higher fees on to tenants."