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Consumer Rights


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Maryland Legal Aid represents people with consumer cases with the goal of achieving economic justice.  This includes advising or representing individuals in matters that will help prevent homelessness, keep utilities turned on, protect assets and income, and avoid financial loss that is, or could become, a barrier to employment. If we cannot represent you, or answer your questions, we will refer you to someone who can.

Call us if:

  • Debt collectors are suing or harassing you
  • A utility company is threatening to cut off service
  • Your car has been repossessed
  • You are being sued for medical bills
  • You cannot pay your student loans
  • You are facing foreclosure
  • Your wages are being garnished
  • You need to file bankruptcy

Get Help:

If you need help with a consumer issue or have questions, please call or visit the office nearest you. 

Click here for a list of office locations and phone numbers or you can apply for services online.

More Information:


Maryland Legal Aid’s brochures are to be used for general information only and are not intended to provide specific legal advice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material presented in the brochures. To understand how the law applies to your individual circumstances, however, you should seek legal counsel. In addition, please check our contact page for the most up-to-date list of Maryland Legal Aid office locations and telephone numbers.

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