COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER
The Maryland Access to Justice Commission, in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, has put together this COVID-19 Resource Site to serve as a central storehouse for information related to COVID and the civil justice system in Maryland. This site houses information useful to both the public and the civil legal aid community.
FOR THE PUBLIC
As a Marylander who may be facing a civil legal issue during this unprecedented time, you may have many questions about the status of your case because the courts have closed to the public or you may be confused about your rights. The purpose of this site is to make it easier for you to navigate the civil justice system during this time of emergency. On the A2JC COVID Site, you will not only find links to different orders, but an explanation of what that could mean to you in non-legal language that you can understand. As the federal and state governments continue to take action on the behalf of U.S. and Maryland residents, we will continue to add helpful resources that will help you understand your rights under new COVID-related laws and post timely updates on court procedures impacted by COVID.
FOR ATTORNEYS LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER
A2JC has worked with the Pro-Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) to make volunteer opportunities with all civil legal aid organizations in Maryland visible to all attorneys who want to volunteer remotely during the COVID emergency and during COVID recovery. The opportunities are updated regularly by PBRC and listed here: https://probonomd.org/remote-service/
FOR THE CIVIL LEGAL AID COMMUNITY
A2JC is partnering with the Self Represented Litigation Network to create a Storymap that will visually represente and contextualize different social vulnerability indicators and show communities that will be in need of civil legal aid during and after the COVID emergency. We will also be creating a Civil Justice Data Dashboard so that we can have a data-informed pandemic recovery.
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