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General Statewide Legal Services

(See also: Anne Arundel County Referrals & Family Law Referrals


VIDEO from the Maryland Access to Justice Commission: Finding Legal Help




  • Legal Advice Line - Choose to receive your answer by phone or email for $34.95.  Get specific advice from an attorney licensed in Maryland with no time limit.


  • JustAdvice - A Project of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Clinical Program. For a $10 fee, customers receive up to 30 minutes with an experienced attorney to discuss their legal issue. Areas of law include family, housing, criminal, employment, expungement, insurance, elder, tax, civil and social security. (Check the calendarlocations and Fall 2013 flyer.)


  • Civil Justice, Inc. - Works to increase the delivery of legal services to Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia to clients of low and moderate income through a network of solo, small firm and community based lawyers who share a common commitment to increasing access to justice through traditional and non-traditional means.  Good foreclosure referral.




  • The People's Law Library - A legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library which aims to provide self-represented litigants in Maryland state courts information about the law, including summaries of the law, links to primary and secondary legal sources and referrals for legal services.


  • Maryland Legal Aid -  A private, non-profit law firm providing free legal services to low-income people statewide.


  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers ServiceMVLS provides free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation to Marylanders with limited income. MVLS also provides free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland.



Locating Organizations to Help




    • Stateside Legal  - Legal assistance for military service members, veterans and their families.


    • National Disaster Legal AidA resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues pertaining to all types of disasters. Also, provides information on legal issues related to disasters for low to moderate income people.


  • LawHelp.org - Provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in any state.



  • United Way 2-1-1 - Telephone number that brings people and services together. 




Military Legal Help 


  • Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Division (Ft. Meade) - Provides direct, confidential legal services to clients authorized in Army Regulation 27-3. These services include advice and assistance on legal separations and other family law matters, including wills and estate planning, landlord tenant problems, debt disputes, contracts, and other issues authorized under the regulation.
    • Attorney consultations are by appointment only
    • All clients must show valid military ID cards
    • Fort Meade's legal assistance branch can not serve both parties in a conflict
    • (301) 677-9536 or (301) 677-9504 


  • Annapolis Area Complex Naval Legal Services - Office of Legal CounselLegal assistance services are available to midshipmen, active duty and retired military personnel assigned to the Naval Academy complex or living in the Annapolis area and to their family members.
    • By appointment only -
    • Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Phone 410-293-2268  


  • Maryland Legal Aid Joining Forces Project - is a free, statewide legal telephone hotline specifically for low-income individuals who have served in any branch of the military. Callers receive direct and immediate access to legal assistance and brief advice on a wide range of civil legal issues.
    • Veterans’ hotline at (443) 863-4040 
      • Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Thursdays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm





  • Immigration Advocate Network - Designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them by promoting more effective and efficient communication, collaboration, and services among immigration advocates and organizations through the use of free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools.




  • Citizenship Works - Provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, to better understand the naturalization process, and to prepare for the naturalization tests.


Pro Bono Resources for Lawyers


  • ProBono.net - Online resource for legal aid and pro bono attorneys, law professors and students, and related social services advocates  to  promote collaboration and involvement  in their communities by connecting them with opportunities, training events, mentors, and searchable libraries of practice resources.


  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland - non-profit organization which serves as the designated “pro bono arm” of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). Works closely with legal services providers and local bar association pro bono projects throughout the state to help recruit, train, recognize and support pro bono lawyers. Also provides support services to volunteers and programs in the way of free or discounted training, a Pro Bono and Judicare Litigation Fund, mentors and technical assistance.







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