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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Somerset County Orphans' Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Somerset County, Maryland, and resources applicable to all courts in Maryland.
Searching Case Records
Search Maryland estate records by estate number, county, name, party type, estate type, estate status, and filing date.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
View official opinions of the Maryland Attorney General by year, opinion number, and topic.
Forms and related information
Orphans' Court and Register of Wills Forms
View and download Maryland Orphans' Court and Register of Wills forms by description or form number.
Self help, legal research, general information
Estates and Wills Information
View general information about wills, estates, and personal representatives. Click on the publications tab to download pamphlets, booklets, and sample guides.
Orphans' Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Orphans' Court, including types of cases handled and procedure for probate, wills, estate administration, and guardianship of minors.
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.
Free Mediation Services
A directory of Community Mediation Centers in Maryland offering free mediation services, organized by county.
Glossary of Legal Terms
Find definitions of commonly used legal terms.
Housing Case Information
View information about landlord/tenant and foreclosure cases in Maryland courts, with links to forms, brochures, and additional online resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State Statutes and Rules
Search the Maryland Code, Constitution, and court rules by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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.
Attorney Fee Disputes
The Maryland State Bar Association offers information about fee disputes with attorneys, including contact information and links to regulations and forms.
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.
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.
Search the Maryland State Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name, city, county, practice area, admission state, and section membership.
Lawyer Referral Services
View links and other contact information for lawyer referral services by county.
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.
Search an index of active Maryland attorneys in good standing by name.
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.