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March 30, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County Administration Building 100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 a.m. Agenda o 7:30 a.m.: Breakfast with the University of Maryland Extension Service, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro o 8:30 a.m.: Depart for 100 W. Washington St., Room 227 o 9:05 a.m.: Introduction of new employees o 9:10 a.m.: Personnel changes o 9:40 a.m.: General...
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NEWS
September 14, 2007
Low-income Washington County residents may seek free legal advice from a Hagerstown attorney once a week at The Washington County Circuit Court Family Law Clinic. Tiffany Reiff, a Hagerstown attorney, is at Circuit Court, at 95 W. Washington St., on Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. to help low-income county residents with family law matters at no cost. Reiff helps applicants on a first-come, first-served basis in Room 229 of the courthouse annex building. Advice is not given over the phone, said Patti Witmer, Circuit Court family services coordinator.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 26, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Farmland Protection Board voted Thursday to obtain a legal opinion to determine what uses are allowed at the 13-acre Boydville estate in Martinsburg since development is limited by a pending conservation easement. The unanimous vote came after board member Susan Whalton proposed the property be donated for vocational education purposes, citing potential for courses such as organic gardening, tourism, hospitality and culinary arts to be taught at the South Queen Street property.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2013
Legal advice is something just about everyone will need at some point during their lifetime, and residents of Washington County and surrounding areas will have the chance to get some help for free on Wednesday. Assistant State's Attorney Michele F. Hansen said May 1 has been nationally known as Law Day since the 1950s. “At that time, we were in the Cold War situation. So President Eisenhower decided that we in the United States would have a counter to their Labor Day,” Hansen said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2012
Indigent criminal defendants have a right to legal counsel, often provided through the Public Defender's Office, but people of limited incomes often have legal issues that are civil in nature. While defendants or plaintiffs in civil matters are not guaranteed free representation, free legal advice will be available in Washington County at the Maryland Legal Aid Pro Bono Day on Thursday, July 19. From 4 to 8 p.m., volunteer attorneys will be at the Department of Social Services, 122 N. Potomac St., to provide answers and advice on issues including family law, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, business law, Social Security disability and other topics, said Katie Cox, a paralegal with Mid-Western Maryland office of the Legal Aid Bureau Inc. There is no charge to attend and no registration is required.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2013
Maryland's new gun law is set to take effect in October, and gun owners and gun-store employees are scrambling to figure out what the 62-page bill will mean to them. Tim Hafer, a manager at the Downsville Gun Shop and owner of Hafer's Gunsmithing, said the bill is confusing. The bill is written for “lawyers and judges,” he said. “A regular person will not be able to decipher it ... there are questions about everything ... what they will be able to buy and what they won't,” Hafer said.
NEWS
February 11, 2008
The Washington County Community Mediation Center will offer free mediation training to the public. The center is looking for persons ages 13 and older to become professionally trained volunteer mediators. These mediators will help neighbors, families, couples and co-workers in Washington County peacefully solve their conflicts and rebuild relationships. The training requires a commitment of completion of 50 hours of basic mediation training. Those interested in participating in the training must attend a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Aspiring to Serve Building, at 140 W. Franklin St., Fourth Floor, Commission on Aging Conference Room, in Hagerstown.
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