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Pro Bono (Free) and Reduced Fee Civil Legal Services

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Printable brochures:  Anne Arundel Pro Bono BROCHURE 2019 12 02.pdf  

Anne Arundel Pro Bono BROCHURE 2019 12 02.pub



Anne Arundel County Legal Services Directory

  Pro Bono (Free) and Reduced Fee Civil Legal Services

Local and Statewide Programs with County Services


Many of the following programs have income limitations that must be met in order to be eligible for assistance.


Anne Arundel County Referrals

Lawyer Referral Service Anne Arundel Bar Association—All civil and criminal cases.  No eligibility screening.  Fees set by attorney. 410-222-6859.      M-TH 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM & FRI 8:30 am -2:00 PM


 Legal Aid Bureau—General Civil Legal Services. Annapolis Office 410-972-2700 or 800-666-8330       M-F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.


Maryland Volunteer Lawyers ServiceGeneral Civil Legal Services 410-547-6537 or 800-510-0050.      M-TH 9:00AM-12:00PM.


YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel  County—Domestic Violence Assistance. 24 Hour Crisis Hotline 410-222-6800;  Legal Intake and  Counseling  410-626-7800


Mediation Center  Office of the State's

Attorney Annapolis – 251 Rowe Blvd.

 410-260-1870 ext.1870


Anne Arundel County Clinics

 and Self-Help Centers

Lawyer in the Library


Anne Arundel County Civil Non-Family Self Help Clinic — Anne Arundel County Public Law Library, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Rm 303, 8 Church Circle, Wednesday, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  - Sign up for lottery @ 10:45.


Eastport Annapolis-Neck Community Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403, last Tuesday of the month,  4:30 PM to 6:30 PM *


Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway,  Glen Burnie, 21060, 3rd Wednesday of the  month, August through May, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM*   


          *Sign-up for lottery @ 4:15 


Programs not held last 2 weeks  of  December. 


District Court Self Help Resource Center  —  7500 Gov. Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061-3756  (in person)  M-F 8:30  am to 4:30 pm


Family Law Self Help Center-  located within the Law Library, Anne Arundel County Circuit Courthouse, RM 303, 8 Church Circle.   M - F, 8:30  a.m.– 4:30 p.m. (closed 1:00—2:00)


OHLA Legal Services  Lunes a jueves  (ayuda legal cada jueves) —80 West Street, Suite A, Annapolis

de 9:00 am hasta 1:00 pm  410-269-4421


Statewide Referrals

Maryland Courts Self-Help Center—for district and circuit court - civil and family matters

 M-F  8:30 AM –8:00 PM

 Phone (410-260-1392) and  online chat (http://mdcourts.gov/selfhelp/mcshc.html)



Get Free Legal Answers — American Bar Association program for email based assistance



Legal Aid Helpline MD LAW #4 U  — 866-863-4040


SeniorLegalHelpline — Free telephone service for persons living in Maryland aged 60 or older.  410-951-7750


Family Law and Domestic Violence


Child Support Enforcement Administration—Assistance in securing child support from absent parents.     800-332-6347.


House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic—Domestic Violence Victims. 888-880-7884. 24 Hour Hotline.


Women’s Law Center

Family Law Hotline  800-845-8550: M- F 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Family Law Forms Helpline: 800-818-9888

 Tu, W & F  9:00 AM - 12:30 pm, Th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Spanish-1-877-293-2507 leave message) 

 Employment  877-422-9500:  Tu 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

1st Th 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM



Consumer and Foreclosure


Civil Justice, Inc.focus is on credit abuse projects, foreclosure, student loans, and first time home buyers for low and moderate income 410-706-0174


MVLS Foreclosure Intake Anne Arundel County Public Law Library, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Rm 303, 8 Church Circle  -  intake forms and documents can be scanned in the library and emailed to MVLS for an MVLS attorney call-back at a later date.


Foreclosure Brief Legal Advice

Helpline: 443-808-0076

MON 1:30 PM -  6:00 PM

WED  8:00 AM -  12:30 PM

Disability Law   


Disability Rights Maryland

Legal assistance for problems related to disabilities.    410-727-6352  ext. 0 or 800-233-7201



Alternative Directions

Family\Civil Law assistance for incarcerated persons 410-889-5072.


Immigration and Immigrant Issues

Catholic Charities Esperanza Center -

Immigration law issues. 410-534-8015 Tuesday beginning at 9:00AM ($100.00 fee)


Womens’s Law Center Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project  410-396-3294


Homeless Resources


Homeless Persons Representation Project—Services for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness: expungement and veteran’s benefits.  410-685-6589 or  800-773-4340


Other assistance



Peoples Law Library of Maryland  —www.peoples-law.org   A legal information and self-help website.  Information is tailored to Maryland residents and is targeted to low and moderate income individuals and families.


ACLUAmerican Civil Liberties Union - Civil    liberties protection  410-889-8555


Anne Arundel Conflict  Resolution Center mediation services 410-266-9033


Anne  Arundel County Department of Aging— information and referral assistance office 410-222-4464


First Call For Helpfor veterans, service members and their families 800-492-0618


Maryland 2-1-1  health and human service resources. Dial 211


Maryland Commission on Civil  Rightsenforcement of laws against discrimination        410-767-8600 or 800-637-6247


Maryland Department of Human Resources Information Hotlinesinformation on benefits          programs includes Spanish hotline 800-332-6347


Office of the Public Defender —  (for criminal cases) 1700 Margaret Ave., Annapolis, MD


Annapolis District Court, 251 Rowe Blvd.



Glen Burnie District Court,7500 Ritchie Hwy.






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