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Court Case Records
Search Maryland Circuit and District Court civil, criminal and traffic case records by party name, party type, case type, court type, county, filing date, and case number.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
View official opinions of the Maryland Attorney General by year, opinion number, and topic.
Self help, legal research, general information
Housing Case Information
View information about landlord/tenant and foreclosure cases in Maryland courts, with links to forms, brochures, and additional online resources.
District Court Traffic Cases
View information about traffic cases in Maryland District Courts, including plea options, fine payments, types of citations, court procedure, and records.
District Court Self-Help
View information about available services for self-represented parties in civil cases at the District Court Self-Help Center, including a live chat service.
View information about small claims cases in Maryland District Courts, including monetary limit, filing instructions, mediation, case procedure, and collecting a judgment.
District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Maryland District Courts Alternative Dispute Resolution programs, which include mediation and settlement conferences and can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial.
Free Mediation Services
A directory of Community Mediation Centers in Maryland offering free mediation services, organized by county.
District Court Self-Help Brochures
View and download brochures in English or Spanish about types of District Court cases, including small claims, collecting a judgment, landlord-tenant, criminal, family, domestic violence, interpreters, mediation, traffic, and transcripts.
Domestic Violence Information
View information for victims of domestic violence, including instructions for obtaining a protective order or peace order, links to shelters and other resources, and hotlines.
Find instructions and forms for expunging records from court, police, and motor vehicle files.
Glossary of Legal Terms
Find definitions of commonly used legal terms.
State Statutes and Rules
Search the Maryland Code, Constitution, and court rules by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Senior Legal Issues Resources
The Maryland Attorney General offers a downloadable consumer guide and additional information and resources on topics of interest to seniors, including financial exploitation, telemarketing fraud, nursing homes, and end-of-life care.
Foreclosure Prevention Help
The HOPE Initiative offers information and resources for homeowners facing foreclosure, including Attorney General settlement, counseling, mediation, an online research library, a foreclosure prevention workshop, and a toll-free hotline.
Attorney General Legal Information
The Maryland Attorney General offers legal information on a variety of legal topics, including consumer issues, health policy, business, and more. An advance directive (living will) form is included.
District Court Criminal Cases
View information about criminal cases in Maryland District Courts, including how to file a criminal complaint, case procedure, and expungement of criminal records.
The Maryland Attorney General offers information about services available to crime victims, with links to the Victim Services page of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, The Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, and the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention which has victims' rights brochures and forms.
The Maryland Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division offers instructions and forms for filing a consumer complaint, answers to frequently asked questions, consumer tips and publications, and information about mediation and arbitration, identity theft, immigration fraud, vehicles, homes, recalls, health, and other consumer issues.
State Bar Legal Information
The Maryland State Bar Association offers brochures on a variety of legal topics including senior issues, consumer, family, employment, foreclosure, health benefits, juvenile court, lawyers, traffic, arrest, and wills and estates.
Legal Research Topics
The People's Law Library of Maryland offers information about various legal topics including consumer, criminal, domestic violence, education, employment, family law, benefits, health, housing, motor vehicles, senior issues, wills and estates, youth law, court procedure, forms, case filing, and more. An ask-a-librarian service by e-mail is also available.
View information about mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to additional resources and rosters of approved mediators are also provided.
State Law Library
View information about the Maryland State Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, available materials and services, links to legal research resources and local law libraries, and an Ask-a-Librarian service by telephone and e-mail.
Tax Court Rules and Procedures
View the rules and procedures of the Maryland Tax Court.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Mid-Shore Legal Assistance
Mid-Shore Pro Bono provides free civil legal services to income-eligible parties in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Counties.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
The People's Law Library of Maryland provides a list of organizations that offer free and low-cost legal services to eligible clients, with contact information and links.
Find Civil Legal Help
The People's Law Library of Maryland offers information on getting legal help in civil cases, including free services, mediation, and self-help programs. Links to legal clinics, hotlines, information about lawyers, forms, legal research, and case filing instructions are also available.
Lawyer Referral Services
View links and other contact information for lawyer referral services by county.
Legal Information by Telephone
View a list of hotline and helpline services that offer legal information and other resources, including an Employment Law Helpline, a Family Law Hotline, a Landlord-Tenant Helpline, a Legal Forms Hotline, a Senior Legal Helpline, and several Domestic Violence Hotlines.
Attorney Complaints and Discipline
The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission offers instructions for filing a complaint against an attorney, forms, and summaries by year of disciplinary actions against sanctioned attorneys.
Foreclosure Solutions Workshops
The ProBono Resource Center of Maryland offers workshops that provide free legal advice for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Maryland Legal Aid provides free legal assistance in civil matters to income-eligible residents. Income guidelines, types of cases handled, an online intake application, and information about additional service providers are included.
The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides income guidelines, counties served, types of cases handled, and an online application form for free or low-cost legal assistance. Links to clinics and local providers are also available.
Search the Maryland State Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name, city, county, practice area, admission state, and section membership.
View information about the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, which provides criminal defense services to defendants who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Local office contacts and application instructions are included.
Attorney Fee Disputes
The Maryland State Bar Association offers information about fee disputes with attorneys, including contact information and links to regulations and forms.
Search an index of active Maryland attorneys in good standing by name.
Forms and related information
View and download Maryland Circuit and District Court forms including civil, family, criminal, traffic, protective order, and expungement.
Online fine payments
Pay Maryland Traffic Citations
Pay most Maryland traffic citations online by citation number. A convenience fee applies.