There are many laws and systems that actively work against individuals from low-income communities throughout Maryland. MVLS Consumer and Housing Attorney Amy Hennen wrote an opinion article for the Baltimore Sun explaining how “body attachment” allows creditors to force debtors into court. If the debtor in question does not appear in court, creditors can then have this person arrested. This aggressive means of debt collection impacts vulnerable individuals, such as elderly, disabled, and low-income Marylanders, the most. These debtors cannot typically afford the high cost of hiring a lawyer and do not possess the legal know-how to defend themselves in court. Pro bono legal services provided by organizations like MVLS are crucial in meeting this need and helping debtors with body attachment issues. To read the full article and learn more, click here.