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WELCOME TO MARYLAND LEGAL AID


Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) provides life-changing civil legal assistance to eligible residents in every part of the State. Since 1911, MLA has provided high-quality legal services to low-income, and marginalized individuals and communities--helping them remedy their civil legal issues and become empowered to overcome challenges, achieve stability and independence, and an overall better life.

MLA is dedicated to preserving the basic human needs and basic human rights of clients, particularly as they navigate the justice system. MLA staff, pro bono attorneys, community partners, and general supporters all play important roles in ensuring that the legal playing field is leveled so that those most in need achieve equal access to justice. It is because of this diverse support that MLA is able to be a voice to tens of thousands of economically disadvantaged and vulnerable Marylanders every year.

Coats and Clinics Event December 2021

Select an office location map marker below for location information.


Online Intake applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. We strive to respond to all applications by email within 2 business days.

Select an office location map marker above for the telephone intake phone number and open/closed status. Visit our Contact Us page for more information about each office location.

Maryland Legal Aid provides a full range of free civil legal services to financially eligible individuals. Our legal work helps to protect peoples’ basic needs and human rights.

Coronavirus Update


These are challenging times for everyone. As the situation changes day by day, MLA remains committed to serving its clients.

All clients and visitors should review MLA's health and saftey protocol for entering MLA offices and buildings.

Individuals can continue to apply for services through online intake and telephone intake. You can also visit MLA's COVID-19 Legal Information & Resources page.

UPCOMING CLINICS & EVENTS


Lawyer in the Library- Baltimore County Public Library- Parkville Branch

Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
Parkville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
9509 Harford Rd
Parkville, MD 21234

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for your civil legal issues including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.




Lawyer on the Bus- Woodlawn

Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Islamic Society of Baltimore
6631 Johnnycake Rd
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for financially eligible individuals

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.




Lawyer on the Bus- Essex

Date: May 19, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:
Hawthorne Civic Association
2203 Coralthorn Rd
Middle River, MD 21220

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for financially eligible individuals

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.




Lawyer in the Library- Baltimore City Public Library- Pennsylvania Ave Branch

Date: May 24, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library
1531 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for financially eligible clients

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.




Lawyer in the Library- Baltimore County Public Library- Randallstown Branch

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
Randallstown Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
8604 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for financially eligible individuals

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.




Lawyer on the Bus - Woodlawn

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Morning Star Baptist Church
6665 Security Blvd
Woodlawn, MD 21207

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for financially eligible individuals including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.




Lawyer on the Bus - Essex

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:
Eastern Family Resource Center
9150 Franklin Square Dr
Rosedale, MD 21237

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for financially eligible individuals

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.




Lawyer in the Library – Charles County: One-on-One Free Legal Advice

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Charles County Public Library
10405 O'Donnell Pl
Waldorf, MD 20603

The Lawyer in the Library project provides FREE civil legal services in your community! No appointments necessary. Attendees will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring all relevant documents with you. Se Habla Espanol.

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
Maryland Legal Aid attorneys and paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will provide brief, one-on-one advice on a variety of civil legal issues including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Housing
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans’ Benefits
  • Wage Claims




Lawyer in the Library - Baltimore City Public Library- Waverly Branch

Date: May 31, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Waverly Branch Library
400 E 33rd St
Baltimore, MD 21218

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice
FREE help for financially eligible individuals

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Debt Collection
  • Expungements
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Benefits
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Veterans´ Benefits
  • Wage Claims

First come, first served. No appointment necessary.
Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing.