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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Mediation Services
A directory of Community Mediation Centers in Maryland offering free mediation services, organized by county.
Housing Case Information
View information about landlord/tenant and foreclosure cases in Maryland courts, with links to forms, brochures, and additional online resources.
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.
Montgomery County Criminal Procedure
The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office offers information about criminal procedure, including working with the police, victims and witnesses, subpoenas, sentencing, and plea bargains.
Montgomery County Domestic Violence Resources
View information about resources available to victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County, including the Montgomery County Family Justice Center, protective and peace orders, and links to additional resources.
Montgomery County Law Library
View information about the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and an online catalog.
Montgomery County Victim Help
The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office offers information about victims' rights, the Abused Persons Program for victims of domestic violence, protective and peace orders including application instructions, and a link to the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program.
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.
View information about small claims cases in Maryland District Courts, including monetary limit, filing instructions, mediation, case procedure, and collecting a judgment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forms and related information
View and download Maryland Circuit and District Court forms including civil, family, criminal, traffic, protective order, and expungement.
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