2009 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Senators Lenett, Frosh, Garagiola, Harrington, Madaleno, Pugh, and Raskin
Courts - Family Law - Award for Reasonable and Necessary Expense for Pro Bono Representation


Authorizing a court in a proceeding relating to divorce, alimony, property or personal rights, or child support, custody, or visitation to award an amount for the reasonable and necessary expense of prosecuting or defending a proceeding to a lawyer, a law firm, or an organization that represents a party free of charge; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/12 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings Withdrawn
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator David C. Harrington, District 47
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Custody
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court Costs
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Legal Aid
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 7-107 , 8-214 , 11-110 , 12-103 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered