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TODAY AWARDFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 27, 1999
Contact: Janet Eveleth
MSBA PR (410) 685-7878 ext. 225

LEGAL INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS GOES ON-LINE

Maryland citizens can now turn to the Internet for information on many everyday legal issues. Facing life-changing situations without proper legal knowledge, such as finding a nursing care facility, selecting health benefits, choosing a lawyer, or appointing a guardian can lead many people to make rash decisions, sometimes with negative consequences. The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) helps you avoid the pitfalls of these situations with its excellent legal resource, the Legal Information Brochure Series.

These legal information brochures are now available on the Internet at MSBA’s website, www.msba.org under the Public Resources link. The series includes 23 brochures with a wide variety of titles on common legal issues such as: Domestic Violence, Lawyers and Legal Fees, Divorce and Custody Mediation and When Do You Need a Lawyer as well as many others. You may now read the brochures in their entirety on-line. These brochures describe common legal situations not with legalese, but written in basic layman's terms.

These brochures are a free public service available to the community. For more information, call Jason J. Zeisloft at the MSBA at (410) 685-7878 ) extension 3028 order copies or e-mail Jason J. Zeisloft.

The Maryland State Bar Association is a professional, non-profit, voluntary organization comprised of over 19,000 attorneys across the state of Maryland, which monitors judicial and legislative issues in the state, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within its programs that ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all under the law.

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