Maryland Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in Maryland.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Maryland - Statewide Courts Legal Aid
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 Legal Help Resources
The People's Law Library of Maryland offers information on getting legal help, 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.
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.
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.
Maryland Multiple County Courts Legal Aid
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.
Anne Arundel County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Anne Arundel County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Anne Arundel County State\\\'s Attorney\\\'s Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, including filing instructions, check eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, forms, and online filing and payment links.
Anne Arundel County Free Legal Advice
View information about the "Ask a Lawyer in the Law Library" program, which provides a free consultation with a lawyer about civil non-family issues, including debt, landlord/tenant, real estate, employment, contracts, consumer disputes, and wills and estate planning.
Anne Arundel County Lawyer Referral
The Anne Arundel County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, which includes an initial consultation for a small fee in some cases. A link to a directory of Anne Arundel County Bar Association members, searchable by name, firm, and location, is in the left column.
Baltimore County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Baltimore County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Baltimore County State\'s Attorney\'s Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, including filing instructions, check eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, forms, and an online filing and payment link.
Baltimore County Lawyer Referral
The Baltimore County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, including an initial consultation for a small fee.
City of Baltimore County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Baltimore City Circuit Court Family Law Legal Assistance
View information about the Self-Represented Litigant Project, which provides free limited legal assistance to parties representing themselves in simple family law matters in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Baltimore City Circuit Court Family Law Legal Help
View a list of local legal services resources for family law cases in Baltimore City Circuit Court, including a hotline, lawyer referral, legal aid, and volunteer lawyers.
Baltimore City Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
The Bar Association of Baltimore City offers brochures about several free and reduced-fee legal services programs. Scroll down to "Helpful Brochures" for links.
Baltimore City Lawyer Referral
The Bar Association of Baltimore City offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request, which includes an initial consultation for a small fee for some types of cases. Click the "Lawyer Referral" link in the left column for access to the online request form.
Frederick County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Frederick County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Frederick County State's Attorney's Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, including filing instructions, check eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, forms, and online filing and payment links.
Howard County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Howard County Circuit Court Legal Assistance
View information about free legal services in Howard County Circuit Court for low-income self-represented residents, including the Civil Law Self-Help Center and the Family Law Assistance Program.
Howard County Domestic Violence Legal Assistance
HopeWorks, formerly the Domestic Violence Center, provides free civil legal assistance to victims of domestic violence.
Kent County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Kent County Family Law Legal Assistance
The Kent County Family Law Assistance Program provides free consultation with an attorney about family law issues, and information about additional legal resources.
Montgomery County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Montgomery County Circuit Court Family Law Self-Help Center
View information about the Montgomery County Family Law Self-Help Center, which provides a free walk-in clinic for parties without attorneys in family law cases.
Montgomery County Consumer Protection
The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection provides an online complaint form and brochure, investigates consumer complaints, and initiates legal action on behalf of consumers.
Montgomery County Free Legal Help
The Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program offers free legal assistance in some types of civil cases for income-eligible residents.
Montgomery County Lawyer Referral
The Bar Association of Montgomery County offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online form, which includes an initial consultation for a small fee.
Montgomery County Lawyers
Search for Bar Association of Montgomery County members by area of law practice.
Prince George's County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Prince George's County Lawyers and Lawyer Referral
The Prince George's County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, and a search of its member lawyers by area of practice.
Prince George's County Legal Services
View information about free and low-cost programs and clinics available through Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, including lawyer referrals, foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy, family law for self-represented, family law Latino outreach, workers' rights, and the Suitland Law Clinic.
Somerset County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Somerset County Self-Help Legal Clinic
View information about the Somerset County Circuit Court Self-Help Legal Clinic, a weekly program that provides self-represented family law parties with free legal advice and help with forms.