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Legal Assistance in Maryland

Legal Information Resources

Maryland Courts Legal Self-Help Page

This page on the Maryland Judiciary website can help you get answers to your questions about legal matters and court processes. Here, you can find information and helpful videos about the following:

Maryland People's Law Library

Maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, the People’s Law Library contains legal information on many topics, such as bankruptcy, disabilities law, family law and welfare law. A directory of places to find free legal help is also available here.

Maryland State Law Library

The Maryland State Law Library serves the needs of Maryland's citizens and government by building and preserving collections of legal information resources, promoting access to these collections, and creating educational opportunities that enhance the understanding of legal information.

Brief Legal Advice Resources

Maryland Courts Self-Help Centers

If you need FREE limited legal help in civil cases and cannot afford an attorney, contact one of the Maryland Courts Self-Help Centers. There are three types of Self-Help Centers:

  1. Maryland Courts Self Help Center

    This is a state-wide self-help center that can offer assistance via phone or through live chat.

  2. District Court Self Help Centers

    The District Court Self-Help Centers are actually located in different District Court locations around the state, so you can walk-in to get FREE brief legal advice.

  3. Family Law Self-Help Centers

    The Family Law Self-Help Centers offer information and assistance to people involved in family law cases who are not represented by an attorney. The staff provide assistance with filling out forms, limited legal advice on court procedure and family law and other assistance. The Family Law Self-Help Centers are located in Circuit Courts across the state and many offer walk-in services.

Maryland.FreeLegalAnswers.Org

Maryland.FreeLegalAnswers.org is a site for low-income Marylanders who want to ask a legal question to a lawyer for free.

Legal Forms

Maryland Domestic Relations Legal Forms

Commonly used domestic relations forms for name change, divorce, child custody and child support can be printed or downloaded from the Maryland Judiciary's website.

Legal Representation

Maryland People's Law Library

Maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, the People’s Law Library contains legal information on many topics, such as bankruptcy, disabilities law, family law and welfare law. A directory of places to find free legal help is also available here.

Maryland Legal Aid

Provides a full range of free legal services to Marylanders who qualify financially.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service connects Marylanders who need free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation attorneys. They also provide free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland - Legal Services Providers

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland provides a list of legal services providers and local bar association pro bono projects throughout the state of Maryland. The site includes statewide programs, specialized programs, and local county pro bono services. Contact information is listed for each provider as well as a brief explanation about the services offered.

Access To Justice In Maryland

Maryland Access to Justice Commission

The Maryland Access to Justice Commission unites leaders to drive reforms and innovations to make the civil justice system accessible, fair and user-friendly for all Marylanders. The Commission is leading the effort to bring Law into Public Libraries to make quality legal information accessible to the public in their own communities.

Maryland Access for Justice Department

The Access for Justice Department was created to develop, consolidate, coordinate and implement initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters. The Department supports and advances access to justice innovations within the Judiciary. The site contains numerous resources for individuals who need assistance or are unable to secure an attorney.

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