Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Inc., (CLS) is excited to announce the launch of its Failure to Pay Rent Tenant Representation Program, which has been generously funded by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC). This program provides free same-day legal representation to income-eligible tenants facing eviction in Hyattsville District Court, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Tenants who are interested in receiving representation through this program can contact Kayla Williams, Staff Attorney at (240) 391-6370 or by email at Info@clspgc.org. Tenants can learn more about this program and apply for services through our website at www.clspgc.org.
CLS has partnered with the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) to train and recruit attorneys who wish to volunteer through this program. Volunteer attorneys receive a stipend in exchange for their representation, as well as malpractice insurance coverage, mentoring, and case support. Additionally, CLS assists out-of-state attorneys with becoming specially authorized to practice law in Maryland. Although this program provides representation to tenants, resources are also available for landlords.
CLS’s mission is to educate, represent and empower low-income members of the Prince George’s County community in civil legal matters. Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.