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Free Law Services

Lawyer in the Library provides free one-on-one legal advice from Maryland Legal Aid lawyers. Types of issues include:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child custody
  • Divorce
  • Expungement (removing convictions from criminal records)
  • Foreclosure
  • Government benefits
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Wills/tenants

Learn more about Maryland Legal Aid's income guidelines.

Connect In Person

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will be on site at select branches providing brief, one-on-one advice for a variety of civil legal issues.

Customers are helped on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointments necessary.

In-Person Sessions

Submit Forms Online

You can complete a Maryland Legal Aid intake application online or by phone at 1-888-465-2468. Learn more about Maryland Legal Aid's services at mdlab.org.

Submit Forms Online
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Social Worker in the Library


Get free, one-on-one advice on a variety of social issues, by online video or telephone.

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Government Documents


The Central Library manages the State Publications Depository and Distribution Program, including documents from all State agencies.