The Task Force was created in the 2021 legislative session by HB18, the passage of which made the Maryland General Assembly the second state legislature in the country to provide statewide access to counsel in eviction proceedings for income-eligible tenants.
Effective October 1st, the Task Force will be responsible for:
evaluating the provision of services under HB18,
studying potential funding sources, and
making recommendations to improve the implementation of the access to counsel program, including necessary policy and statutory changes.
Contact the Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org
8/17/2021- Attorney General Frosh Announces Members to the Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force
Virtual Access to
Counsel Task Force meeting will take place on 9/20/2021 at 8:30 am. Please contact email@example.com for information about
joining the video conference. AGENDA
By statute, the Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force consists of 15 members appointed by the Office of the Attorney General. Attorney General Frosh has selected the following members to serve:
Task Force Chair
Pamela F. Newland
Pamela Cardullo Ortiz
Stuart O. Simms
COVID-19 Acccess to Justice Task Force was a partnership between the Maryland Attorney General's Office and the Maryland Access to Justice Commission, developing strategies and solutions addressing the significant civil legal challenges facing Marylanders in the wake of COVID-19. The Task Force is now under the auspices of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.
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