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About Maryland Legal Aid Mission Statement and Values

Maryland Legal Aid is a private, non-profit law firm providing free legal services to low-income people statewide. We serve Baltimore City and Maryland’s 23 counties from 12 offices. Support for our services come from federal, state and local governments, foundations, law firms, the United Way, and from private donors (like you!).

Maryland Legal Aid Executive Director, Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr.

Maryland Legal Aid Executive Director, Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr.

Our firm handles civil (not criminal) cases, involving a wide range of issues, including custody, housing, public benefits, and consumer law. Many of our local offices represent children in CINA (Child in Need of Assistance) proceedings. Other vulnerable populations, such as senior citizens, migrant and seasonal farm workers, and nursing home and assisted living residents, also receive specialized representation.

We provide a variety of services including representation before federal and state trial and appellate courts, brief advice and counsel, and referrals to other sources of assistance. Maryland Legal Aid‘s mission is to provide high quality legal services to the State’s poor through a mix of services and to bring about the changes poor people want in the systems that affect them.