On September 29, 2022, MVLS will be hosting a My Home My Deed My Legacy clinic in partnership with New Christian Memorial Church at 3525 W. Caton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229 .
The major question that will be asked in the clinic is: Do you own your home? Once the volunteer attorneys help the client answer this question, the client is sent down one of two paths. If they are the legal homeowner, they are provided with information about estate planning and avoiding probate. During the clinic, the client is given basic explanations of these issues and also learns what a life estate deed is and how it can assist in avoiding probate.
If the client is not on the deed to their property, they are provided with step-by-step instructions on how to open an estate and are encouraged to come back to MVLS to record their new deed. These clients are also encouraged to get their estate planning in place.
There is no document preparation on the day of the clinic, but clinic attorneys are encouraged to accept these clients for ongoing assistance with their estate cases.
You do not need to be an estates attorney to help these clients! On the day of the clinic, there will be a orientation at 3pm, during which, instructions will be provided. During the clinic (4pm-7pm), each volunteer will meet with one client per hour. MVLS staff will be available to answer any questions that may arise during the consults.
If you’re an attorney interested in volunteering for a clinic, you can register below.