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Bankruptcy Forms & Instructions
The U.S. Courts - Federal Judiciary website contains official bankruptcy forms and some instructions for filing Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, and other debt-related instruments. For Maryland bankruptcy rules see the Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.
The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), a compilation of Maryland State agency regulations, is available here and is searchable. 
Historical List of Maryland Government
A chronological list of officials who have served in  Maryland Government arranged by office. Also includes some local government lists and has a comprehensive index.  This list is provided by the Maryland State Archives.
Maryland Access to Justice Commission
The Commission acts to expand access to the quality of justice in civil legal matters for persons who encounter barriers in gaining access to Maryland’s civil justice system. Included on this site are links to forms and help for those who want to represent themselves in court. 
Maryland Code and Rules of Procedure
A free website from Lexis/Nexis providing searchable access to the state laws of Maryland, and to the rules of procedure currently followed by state and federal courts in Maryland.
Maryland Department of Transportation
Transportation not only controls motor vehicle matters but also aviation, the Port of Baltimore, transit and highways.  If it moves in Maryland this is the place to start.
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 General Assembly
Main portal for Maryland's legislature.  Includes information and status of bills, hearing schedules, how to contact legislators, and other pertinent information.
Maryland Judiciary
Information about the Maryland Court system (Orphan’s, District, Circuit, and Appellate Courts) and related agencies, including their locations, contact numbers, forms and fee schedules. Visitors to the site have searchable access to basic data on all civil, traffic, and criminal cases occurring in the state after October 1, 2004.  Reported Maryland Appellate Court Opinions since 1995 are also available.
Maryland Manual
The Maryland Manual is the guide to Maryland government that also includes local government and other information related to Maryland.
Maryland Municipal Codes Online
E-Codes: Municipal Codes on the Internet provides links to select Maryland Municipal Codes online. The Codes are organized through a table of contents structure and can also be searched by keywords. Codes for Anne Arundel, Frederick, Garrett and Montgomery Counties are found on a separate site.
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.
Office of the Maryland Attorney General
Consumer complaints may be filed online with the Attorney General’s Office through this site. Information about initiatives to protect children, seniors, and consumers is made available here
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.
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Information for the Court's locations in Baltimore and Greenbelt, including the Court calendar, local rules, and recent decisions.
Who are your Elected Officials?
Would you like to know who represents you in the Maryland General Assembly and in Congress?All you need to know is the street address and zip code of your residence to use the look up form to find your elected officials. Also includes Baltimore City Council district information.  A service provided by the Maryland State Archives.

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