Maryland is among the national leaders in eviction filings per capita. Despite recent state and local legislation guaranteeing either access to counsel or the right to counsel, there are still many more eviction cases filed than legal services providers can handle. In this clinic, you will explore issues of economic and racial justice while improving access to justice by representing low-income tenants in various types of eviction proceedings in Baltimore City District Court. While representing these tenants, you will conduct client intakes, conduct factual and legal research, develop case theories, prepare motions and pleadings where appropriate, and represent their clients in court.
“I wanted an experience that was about helping people deal with their problems and standing up for the little guy. I learned the bread and butter of being a lawyer, and I was glad that we were able to help people through some of the most difficult periods of their lives.”