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Homeless: Helping Out / Maryland Attorneys #318184

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 24, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Baltimore, Maryland: Robert Schakne) Problem of homeless obtaining legal aid from attys. featured; details given, scenes shown. ["ROBERT" - says became homeless when disability checks ran out.] Attempt by Maryland to pass law requiring attys. to handle poor people's cases reported [MD attorney general J. Joseph CURRAN - says attys. making good income should give back to system.] Turning away of cases by Baltimore, Maryland, legal aid bureau due to lack of lawyers noted. [MD Legal Services Corporation spokesperson Bob RHUDY - discusses what cases are being handled.] Suggestions by American Bar Association for free legal aid outlined on screen. [Representative Benjamin CARDIN - says the poor in Maryland have no lawyers.] Issue of mandatory free legal services detailed. [Harford Cnty. bar association spokesperson Judge Maurice BALDWIN - says many lawyers not trained in this area.] ["ROBERT" - hopes to get disability checks again.]

Schakne, Robert;
Spencer, Susan

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