Pro Bono Opportunities

Volunteer & Pro Bono Opportunities

MLA welcomes and relies on its volunteers. Whether you wish to participate in a legal clinic, take a case or join your firm in assisting our clients, MLA can provide a range of volunteer opportunities!

Take a Case:

By taking on a direct representation case, you can ensure meaningful access to justice for our clients. Training and mentorship is available.

Join a Clinic

Community clinics offer opportunities to provide brief advice and limited assistance to MLA clients in underserved communities. These are short-term volunteer opportunities crucial to expanding access to legal representation.

Train Our Staff

Share your specialized skills and expertise to enhance our institutional knowledge and help our attorneys provide top-quality service.

Click here to sign up to volunteer.


Equal Justice Council

The Equal Justice Council (EJC) actively promotes equal access to justice for Maryland’s most economically disadvantaged and vulnerable residents by increasing and diversifying MLA’s resources, financial, and otherwise, and serving as ambassadors on behalf of Maryland Legal Aid. The EJC is composed of leading attorneys from Maryland’s top law firms and other prominent members of the Maryland Bar and corporate community.

Equal Justice Assosciates

The Equal Justice Associates (EJA) are young attorneys who support MLA’s mission of providing equal access to justice and representation for low-income Marylanders through organizing and participating in pro bono service and fundraising. In addition to organizing pro bono service opportunities, fundraising activities, and social networking events, EJA members also receive high-quality training and mentoring from MLA attorneys in a variety of practice areas.

For more information about the EJA, contact Graham Cowger at (410) 951-7706 or gcowger@mdlab.org.

Maryland Legal Aid Pro Bono Case Search

Search cases by keyword, Maryland county, practice area, or case type.

Date All Category Code County Summary
Date All Category Code County Summary
02/02/2024Show All Misc Wills and EstatesAnne Arundel County

75 year old women lived in her partner's home for 35 years with her partner before he passed away. Her Partner Son now wants to come in and throw client out on the street. Cl needs help with Estate Litigation.

Anne Arundel County | Misc: Wills and Estates

75-year-old women lived in her partner's home with him for 35 years before he pa...

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02/01/2024Show All Housing Other HousingWashington County

53 year old woman who is caretaker for her adult disabled child vacated apartment in December 2023 because of persistent roach infestation that the landlord failed to remedy. Landlord kept her security deposit of $2600 to pay for unnecessary repairs that were the product of the landlords neglect.

Washington County | Housing: Other Housing

53 year old woman who is caretaker for her adult disabled child vacated apartmen...

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02/06/2024Show All Consumer Collect/Repo/Def/GarnshAllegany County

74 year old woman on Section 8 needs assistance with getting her security deposit back. Client had to move due to service dog. Property Manager refuse to return her calls and has refused to give client security deposit.!

Allegany County | Consumer: Collect/Repo/Def/Garnsh

74 year old woman on Section 8 needs assistance with getting her security deposi...

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02/06/2024Show All Housing Federally Subsidized HousingBaltimore City

Mother needs help with getting her security deposit back. Landlord failed to return deposit after failing inspection multiple times. Client is being charged for repairs the Landlord did not repair after failing the inspection.

Baltimore City | Housing: Federally Subsidized Housing

Mother needs help with getting her security deposit back. Landlord failed to ret...

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01/10/2024Show All Consumer Collect/Repo/Def/GarnshSomerset County

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Somerset County | Consumer: Collect/Repo/Def/Garnsh

Assistance needed providing representation to a client in Somerset County who is...

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01/10/2024Show All Misc Wills and EstatesAllegany County

Client entered into a 15 year rent to own agreement with her aunt for a property in Hagerstown Maryland. Under the agreement the client would have completed payment in 2027. The Aunt recently passed away and the estate is refusing to accept ongoing rent from the client and unsuccessfully attempted to sue her for possession of the property. Client owes about $10,000 towards the original purchase price of $70,000 and believes that she does have the ability to come up with the funds to complete the purchase under the terms of the contract.

Allegany County | Misc: Wills and Estates

Client entered into a 15 year rent to own agreement with her aunt for a property...

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02/07/2024Show All Housing Other HousingMontgomery County

Woman needs help with getting her Security Deposit after never moving in. She never moved into the home because the changes the Landlord agreed to do before move in were never done. She returned the keys and was never given her security deposit back after numerous attempts of contacting the Landlord..

Montgomery County | Housing: Other Housing

Woman needs help with getting her Security Deposit after never moving in. She ne...

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02/14/2024Show All Housing Federally Subsidized HousingBaltimore City

Client is disabled and needs assistance with getting her Security deposit. Client has been getting the run around on when Landlord will return the money. Client was given dates as to when she will receive her check, but no check ever came. Landlord is avoiding client's many efforts to make contact regarding her security deposit check.

Baltimore City | Housing: Federally Subsidized Housing

Client is disabled and needs assistance with getting her Security deposit. Clien...

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01/11/2024Show All Housing Private Landlord/TenantHarford County

Client resided in apartment in Harford County which he properly vacated in July of 2023. Client paid a deposit at the time move in of $300. Unit left in property condition but landlord has not returned to the deposit and has not provided any reason as to why. Client would like help with return of deposit.

Harford County | Housing: Private Landlord/Tenant

All compliance docs received client seeking to have representation for return of...

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02/01/2024Show All Misc Wills and EstatesAllegany County

Client, who primarily speaks Greek is 73 years old and wants assistance drafting a simple will and estate plan to leave her property, including her home to her two children.

Allegany County | Misc: Wills and Estates

Client, who primarily speaks Greek is 73 years old and wants assistance drafting...

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02/13/2024Show All Misc Advance Directives/Powers of AttorneyAllegany County

Client would like assistance with a will and POA. She is 71 years old and has 1 son with a disability. She would like to have her arrangement set up so her disabled son does not have to worry about anything.

Allegany County | Misc: Advance Directives/Powers of Attorney

Client would like assistance with a will and POA. She is 71 years old and has 1...

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02/06/2024Show All Housing Other HousingMontgomery County

62-year-old women needs help with getting security deposit back. Landlord sent client letter to vacate with no explanation and will not give security deposit back after client moved in a timely manner.

Montgomery County | Housing: Other Housing

62-year-old women needs help with getting security deposit back. Landlord sent c...

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02/06/2024Show All Misc Advance Directives/Powers of AttorneyBaltimore City

79-year-old women seeks help with revoking POA from ex-husband and his cousin. Client has witnesses and doctors to attest that she is competent. Ex-husband will not relinquish his rights as POA.

Baltimore City | Misc: Advance Directives/Powers of Attorney

79-year-old women seeks help with revoking POA from ex-husband and his cousin. C...

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02/06/2024Show All Family Custody/VisitationFrederick County

Father needs help with a contempt order. Mother of child refuse to let the father get the child on the scheduled days according to the Order. He has not been able to see or spend time with his child as he should.

Frederick County | Family: Custody/Visitation

Father needs help with a contempt order. Mother of child refuse to let the fathe...

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02/06/2024Show All Misc Advance Directives/Powers of AttorneyBaltimore County

80- year old women would like assistance with a Will, POA and would like her granddaughter as executor. She has 1 living child but is fearful that her daughter will not execute her wishes.

Baltimore County | Misc: Advance Directives/Powers of Attorney

80- year old women would like assistance with a Will, POA and would like her gra...

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02/06/2024Show All Housing Federally Subsidized HousingAllegany County

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Allegany County | Housing: Federally Subsidized Housing

Women seeks help with the return of her security deposit. Landlord alleges she h...

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02/07/2024Show All Consumer Collect/Repo/Def/GarnshBaltimore City

Client need assistance with getting her Security Deposit back. She had to move due to her son being murdered and safety concerns. The Landlord has not contacted her as to when she will be getting her deposit back.

Baltimore City | Consumer: Collect/Repo/Def/Garnsh

Client need assistance with getting her Security Deposit back. She had to move d...

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02/07/2024Show All Misc Wills and EstatesCharles County

Client has breast cancer and would like assistance with putting a Will together. She would like to make sure her children receive the things she would like to leave them

Charles County | Misc: Wills and Estates

Client has breast cancer and would like assistance with putting a Will together....

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02/07/2024Show All Misc Wills and EstatesBaltimore City

Client would like assistance with opening up an estate for his late mother. Client has been living in the home with his mother for the past 60 years and worries he will lose the home because everything is still in his mother's name.

Baltimore City | Misc: Wills and Estates

Client would like assistance with opening up an estate for his late mother. Clie...

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04/19/2023Show All Misc Wills and EstatesCecil County

Assist Recent Widow with Special Needs to Probate Husband's Incomplete Estate

Cecil County | Misc: Wills and Estates

Client is interested in becoming the administrator of her deceased spouse’s es...

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04/19/2023Show All Consumer Collect/Repo/Def/GarnshBaltimore City

Spanish Speaking Attorney Needed to Help Single Mother of Two to Collect Judgment Against Ex-Husband

Baltimore City | Consumer: Collect/Repo/Def/Garnsh

The client is a mother of two children and is collecting a judgment against her...

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04/19/2023Show All Housing Private Landlord/TenantMontgomery County

Help Displaced Client Recover Security Deposit

Montgomery County | Housing: Private Landlord/Tenant

The client moved into a leased apartment in June of 2022. Upon moving in the cli...

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12/05/2022Show All Misc Wills and EstatesCecil County

Help Draft a Will

Cecil County | Misc: Wills and Estates

75 year old Cecile County client looking for assistance with drafting a simple w...

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12/05/2022Show All Misc Wills and EstatesBaltimore City

Unmarried Partner Passed Away and Help Needed to Open an Estate and Access Benefits for Minor Child

Baltimore City | Misc: Wills and Estates

59 year old Baltimore City client needs assistance opening an estate for her dec...

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07/14/2021Show All Housing Other HousingBaltimore City

Help Needed Drafting New Deed

Baltimore City | Housing: Other Housing

Client is attempting to qualify for a home improvement grant however she is havi...

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07/21/2021Show All Consumer Bankruptcy (Filed)/Debtor ReliefBaltimore County

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Help Needed

Baltimore County | Consumer: Bankruptcy (Filed)/Debtor Relief

Baltimore County client is a good candidate for a chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Client h...

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05/12/2021Show All Family Divorce/Sep./Annul.Charles County

Disabled Charles County Woman Seeking Representation in Divorce (no minor children)

Charles County | Family: Divorce/Sep./Annul.

Disabled Charles County woman seeking attorney to assist with filing for divorce...

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01/10/2024Show All Employment Employment DiscriminationBaltimore County

Single Mother Needs Help

Baltimore County | Employment: Employment Discrimination

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How to Take a Case

Step 01

Search

Search for available cases by using a practice area, legal issue, Maryland County, or keyword. An example of a keyword search can include words like "Veteran", "Single Mother", "Children", or "Elderly". You can also use the quick filter option under the search box to find a case that matches your interests and expertise.

Step 02

Select

Once you find a case that matches your interests and expertise, select Case Details for more information about the case. Complete the I'm Interested contact form, then select submit. A Maryland Legal Aid staff member will be notified of your interest in the case.

Step 03

Communicate

A Maryland Legal Aid staff member will contact you within 48 hours with the Client's name, Adverse Party's name, and any further information you may need to complete a conflicts check. You will also receive information regarding Maryland Legal Aid's professional liability insurance, legal training opportunities and options for mentorship, if needed.

Step 04

Help

Thank you for providing essential legal assistance to a vulnerable Marylander. You are making a huge difference in their life. Maryland Legal Aid appreciates your commitment to bridging the access to justice gap.