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Paralegal Honored by Maryland Legal Aid

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The Baltimore Sunreports that Carol Ahlum, Legal Aid Bureau of Midwestern Maryland paralegal, was among those honored at a recent “gala.” This is no suprise to Facebook fans of Maryland Legal Aid where Carol was congratulated last October:

Congratulations to Carol Ahlum, who will receive the Maryland Legal Services Corporation’s 2009 William L. Marbury Outstanding Advocate Award in December. The annual award is presented to a non-attorney who has demonstrated outstanding service in Maryland representing or expanding service on behalf of the rights and legal needs of low-income people.

While I’ve been pleased to report on recognitions given to paralegals on a regular basis (see the “Awards and Honors” category), Carol drew my attention for additional reason: the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law online library carries an entry regarding a successful appeal of a Defendant Maryland Department of Human Resources denial of an application for food stamps. That entry notes:

Appellant represented by Carol Ahlum, Legal Aid Bureau, 21 W. South St., Frederick, MD 21701

I assume this is the same Carol Ahlum, and that Carol has won not only the award, but also the respect and confidence of the attorneys supervising the Legal Aid Bureau to the extent that she is given the responsibility for representing clients at these appeal hearings!

I am interested in hearing from paralegals regarding other opportunities for paralegals to represent clients at administrative hearings and other proceedings.