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Legal Assistance in Maryland


Maryland Access for Justice Department
The Access for Justice Department was created to develop, consolidate, coordinate and implement initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters. The Department supports and advances access to justice innovations within the Judiciary. Site contains numerous resources for individuals who need assistance or are unable to secure an attorney.
Maryland Domestic Relations Legal Forms
Commonly used domestic relations forms for name change, divorce, child custody and child support can be printed or downloaded from the Maryland Judiciary's website.
Maryland Legal Aid
Provides a full range of free legal services to Marylanders who qualify financially.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation to Marylanders with limited income.  They also provide free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland.
Maryland.FreeLegalAnswers.org is a site for low-income Marylanders who want to ask a legal question to a lawyer for free.
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland - Legal Services Providers
The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland provides a list of legal services providers and local bar association pro bono projects throughout the state of Maryland. The site includes statewide programs, specialized programs, and local county pro bono services. Contact information is listed for each provider as well as a brief explanation about the services offered.
The People's Law Library
Maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, the People’s Law Library contains legal information on many topics, such as bankruptcy, disabilities law, family law and welfare law. A directory of places to find free legal help is also available here.

Maintained by the staff of the Maryland Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library