FREE LEGAL AID Maryland

There are many pro bono legal assistance and legal aid programs providing legal help and representation for low income Maryland residents in many civil cases.

These community programs help socially and economically needy seniors age 60 and over, people with problems related to a disability, immigration law and related issues, people whose constitutional rights have been violated or who have been the victim of illegal discrimination.

These legal help organizations can also refer low-income clients to private attorneys in the State.


ANNAPOLIS

Contested Custody Project--YWCA

Case Types: Divorce, Domestic Violence, Child Custody

Contested Custody Project--YWCA Of Annapolis And Anne Arundel County Legal Services 1517 Ritchie Highway Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 410-626-7800 Fax: 410-626-7815

Restrictions: Clients must meet Maryland Legal Services Program income eligibility standards

Counties Served: Anne Arundel

BALTIMORE

Bar Association of Baltimore City

Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Health, Housing

Bar Association of Baltimore City Legal Services to the Elderly Program 111 N Calvert Street 631 Baltimore, MD 21202-1917 Phone: 410-396-1322 Fax: 410-332-8468

Restrictions: Clients must be 60 or older and live in Baltimore City.

Community Law Center

Case Types: Community Economic Development, Employment, Real Estate

Community Law Center -- The Pro Bono Project 2500 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21218-4510 Phone: 410-366-0922 Fax: 410-366-7763

Counties Served: Baltimore City

The Community Law Center serves community organizations and small businesses in low to moderate income neighborhoods in an effort to improve the safety, quality of life and economic vitality in Baltimore neighborhoods.

Saint Ambrose Legal Services

Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Real Estate, Finance, Mortgage Loans and Foreclosures

Saint Ambrose Legal Services 321 E 25th Street Baltimore, MD 21218-5303 Phone: 410-366-8537 Fax: 410-235-7180

Cases limited to homeowners in danger of losing their homes.

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.

Case Types: Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Juvenile, Torts, Wills, Public Benefits

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. 500 E Lexington St Baltimore, MD 21202-3559 Phone: 410-951-7777 Fax: 410-951-7769

Maryland Disability Law Center

Case Types: Education, Special Education

Maryland Disability Law Center 1800 N Charles St Ste 400 Baltimore, MD 21201-5907 Phone: 410-727-6352 Fax: 410-727-6389

Pro bono referrals for special education cases must meet the Maryland Legal Services income guidelines (ie: 4/$41,440/yr).

American Civil Liberties Union

Case Types: Education, Housing, civil rights, Individual Rights

American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland 3600 Clipper Mill Rd. Ste. 350 Baltimore, MD 21211-1995 Phone: 410-889-8555 Fax: 410-366-7838

HERO

Case Types: Individual Rights, AIDS/HIV, Bankruptcy, Standby Guardianship, Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits, Wills

Health Education Resource Organization (HERO) 1734 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: 410-685-1180 ext. 261 Fax: 410-752-3353

Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.

Case Types: Divorce, Child Custody, Immigration, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Public Benefits, Wills

Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc. - Free Legal Aid Maryland 300 Cathedral Street 204 Baltimore, MD 21201-4407 Phone: 410-685-6589 ext. 114 Fax: 410-625-0361

Restrictions: No fee generating or criminal.

House of Ruth

Case Types: Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence

House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic 2201 Argonne Dr Baltimore, MD 21218-1627 Phone: 410-554-8463 Fax: 410-243-3014

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc.

Case Types: Divorce, Guardianship, Child Custody, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment, Housing, Public Benefits, Contract/Warranty, Deed Changes, Expungement, IRS Tax Disputes, Torts, Wills Name Changes, Power of Attorney, Regular School Suspension, Uninsured Motorists and Small Estate Probate.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc. One North Charles Street 222 Baltimore, MD 21201-3701 Phone: 410-547-6537 Fax: 410-837-0431

Counties Served: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Annes, Saint Marys, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester

Public Justice Center

Case Types: Immigration, Education, Employment, Housing, Individual Rights, Civil rights, Juvenile, Torts

Public Justice Center 500 E Lexington St Fl 2 Baltimore, MD 21202-3559 Phone: 410-625-9409 Fax: 410-625-9423

School House Legal Services

Case Types: Youth Development, Education, Juvenile, School Discipline

School House Legal Services - Advocates for Children & Youth 34 Market Pl Ste 500 Baltimore, MD 21202-4099 Phone: 410-547-9200 Fax: 410-547-8690

Case Restrictions: Children who have been suspended or expelled or have truancy problems in school.

The Lawyers Clearinghouse

Case Types: Provide legal services to nonprofit organizations, Employment, Real Estate, Wills, Community Economic Development

The Lawyers Clearinghouse 190 West Ostend Street 201 Baltimore, MD 21230-3797 Phone: 410-837-0755 Fax: 410-727-1914

Case Restrictions: Must be members of Maryland non-profits

BEL AIR

Harford County Bar Foundation

CASE TYPES: Divorce, Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights, Child Custody, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Torts, Wills

Harford County Bar Foundation, Inc. 5 North Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014 Phone: 410-836-0123 Fax: 410-836-7117

Counties Served: Harford

HYATTSVILLE

Law Foundation Of Prince George's County

Case Types: Divorce, Child Custody, Termination of Parental Rights, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Bankruptcy, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Wills, Consumer

Law Foundation Of Prince George's County, Inc. -- Pro Bono Project 5303 Baltimore Ave Ste 200 Hyattsville, MD 20781-1952 Phone: 301-864-4907 - 301-864-8353 Fax: 301-864-8352

Counties Served: Prince Georges

LA PLATA

Charles County Bar Association

Case Types: Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Torts, Wills, Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Elder Law

Charles County Bar Association PO Box 3000 La Plata, MD Phone: 301-609-9350

Counties Served: Charles

LEXINGTON PARK

The Southern Maryland Center

Case Types: Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence

The Southern Maryland Center Or Family Advocacy 20945 Great Mills Rd Ste N Lexington Park, MD 20653-4372 Phone: 301-862-3636 Fax: 301-862-2585

Counties Served: Calvert, Charles, Saint Marys

ROCKVILLE

Montgomery County Pro Bono Program

Case Types: Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, AIDS/HIV, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Immigration, Juvenile, Torts, Wills

Maryland, Bar Foundation, Inc. Montgomery County Pro Bono Program 27 W Jefferson St Rockville, MD 20850-4200 Phone: 301-424-7651 Fax: 301-424-6724

Counties Served: Montgomery

TOWSON

Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc.

Case Types: Domestic Violence, Divorce, Child Custody, Termination of Parental Rights

Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc. 305 W Chesapeake Ave 201 Towson, MD 21204-4447 Phone: 410-321-8761 Fax: 410-321-0462

UPPER MALBORO

Crime Victim Legal Advocacy

Case Types: Divorce, Adoption, Consumer, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Termination of Parental Rights, Torts, Wills, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Real Estate

Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, Inc, Crime Victim Legal Advocacy 14750 Main Street 1B Upper Malboro, MD 20772 Phone: 301-952-0063Fax: 301-952-2319

Restrictions: The Crime Victim Legal Advocacy program follows Maryland Legal Services Corporation income elibility guidelines for placement of pro bono cases. Legal issues must be related to criminal victimization.

Counties Served: Statewide


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