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Pro Bono (Free) and Reduced Fee Civil Legal Services

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Pro Bono (Free) and Reduced Fee Civil Legal Services


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


Maryland Legal Aid —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.


Eviction Prevention Legal Program -Community Legal Services  (240) 391-6370 ext. 5


Eviction Protection Program  to apply for emergency rental assistance to pay past due rent. Certain conditions apply.  Arundel Community Development Services (410-222-7600) 


Civil Justice, Inc. provides limited scope and reduced fee referrals as well as access to the Maryland Justice Passport (410-706-0174)


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.   410-222-2287


Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center - Free mediation and conflict resolution services 410-266-9033   


Anne Arundel County Clinics and Help Centers


Lawyer in the Library -  Anne Arundel County Civil Non-Family Help Clinic 

  Programs not held last 2 weeks  of  December.  

WEEKLY—  Wednesday -  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MONTHLY—3rd Wednesday of the month - 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


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


Family Court Help Center -  sign-in table on the 3rd floor of the courthouse—to the right of the elevators (8 Church Circle.)  M - F, 8:30  a.m.– 4:30 p.m. (closed 1:00—2:00)


OHLA Legal Services  - 80 West Street, Suite A, Annapolis  410-269-4421 (Monday—Thursday with legal services on Thursday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm) (Lunes a jueves - de 8:00 am  hasta 1:00 pm) 


Statewide Referrals


Maryland Court 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



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  


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


Consumer and Foreclosure


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


MVLS Foreclosure Intake -Anne Arundel County Public Law Library, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Rm H201, 8 Church Circle  -  intake forms and documents can be scanned  in the library for an MVLS call-back

Foreclosure Brief Legal Advice 

Helpline: 443-808-0076

            MON 1:30 PM -  6:00 PM

            WED  8:00 AM -  12:30 PM


Disability Law  and Employment   


Disability Rights Maryland

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


Women’s Law Center Employment Hotline 

 877-422-9500:  Tu 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

1st Th 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM  


Immigration and Immigrant Issues


Catholic Charities Esperanza Center -

Immigration law issues. 667-600-2941


Women’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


People's 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.


Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children Youth and Families - resources or basic needs assistance  (800) 485-0041. 


Anne  Arundel County Department of Aging— information and referral assistance office 410-222-4257


Center of Help  (Centro de Ayuda) English and Spanish 410-295-3434


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


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


ACLUAmerican Civil Liberties Union - Civil    liberties protection  - Complaint Line TU & TH, 1:00—3:00 667-219-2595 x1000


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        410-295-8800 

Annapolis District Court, 251 Rowe Blvd.  410-260-1325 

Glen Burnie District Court,7500 Ritchie Hwy.  410-412-7102


Apply with the District Court Commissioner:






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