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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Howard County Circuit Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Howard County, Maryland, and resources applicable to all courts in Maryland.
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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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Howard County Circuit Court Daily Dockets
View the current civil, criminal, and juvenile daily dockets for Howard County Circuit Court.
Published opinions and orders
Business and Technology Opinions and Orders
View opinions and orders of the Maryland Business and Technology Case Management Program by opinion number, court, case number, judge, date filed, and party names.
Attorney General Opinions
View official opinions of the Maryland Attorney General by year, opinion number, and topic.
Forms and related information
View and download Maryland Circuit and District Court forms including civil, family, criminal, traffic, protective order, and expungement.
Self help, legal research, general information
Howard County Circuit Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about civil non-domestic alternative dispute resolution in Howard County Circuit Court, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to rosters of approved mediators and facilitators, forms, and instructions are included.
Howard County Circuit Court Family Law Programs and Services
View information about family law programs and services offered by Howard County Circuit Court Family Law Office, including scheduling conferences, mediation, parenting seminars, custody evaluation. and parenting coordinators.
Howard County Domestic Violence Help
HopeWorks, formerly the Domestic Violence Center, provides telephone helplines, shelter, counseling, legal services, and other resources for victims of domestic violence.
Howard County Law Library
View information about the Howard County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and free legal help for civil and family cases.
Howard County Victim-Witness Help
The Howard County State's Attorney's Office offers information and services to crime victims and witnesses, including a Victim Advocate, court accompaniment, victims' rights, impact statements, restitution, and referrals.
Child Support Services
The Maryland Department of Human Resources offers information and services related to child support, including answers to frequently asked questions, how to start a child support case, child support enforcement, paternity, interstate cases, and contact information for local offices.
Family Law Information
View information about family law case types, including adoption, child custody and support, divorce, and name changes.
Family Law Resources
View Maryland Circuit Court family law resources, including Family Services Programs, self-help centers, and additional online resources. Links to local programs, self-help centers, and pro se (self-represented) assistance are provided. Links to family law forms and publications about child support are on the left side of the page.
View information about juvenile delinquency cases, including diversion programs, court procedure, and the right to a lawyer.
Juvenile Record Expungement
View information about expungement of juvenile records in Maryland Circuit Courts.
Business and Technology Mediators
View a list of qualified mediators for the Maryland Business and Technology Case Management Program, with contact information and jurisdictions served.
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.
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.
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.
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, home construction, vehicles, recalls, health, and other consumer issues.
Free Mediation Services
View 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.
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.
Senior Legal Issues Resources
The Maryland Attorney General offers a free consumer guide that can be downloaded or ordered, and additional information 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, 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
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.
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 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
View contact information for attorney fee disputes, including the The Maryland State Bar Association and local bar associations.
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 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.