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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 City Public Library- Pennsylvania Ave Branch

Date: July 05, 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- North Point Branch

Date: July 06, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
North Point Branch Library
1716 Merritt Blvd
Dundalk, MD 21222

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 School- Arlington Elementary/Middle School

Date: July 07, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:
Arlington Elementary/Middle School
3705 W Rogers Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

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 / In the School - Sandalwood Elementary

Date: July 07, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location:
Sandalwood Elementary
900 S Marlyn Ave
Essex, MD 21221

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- Cherry Hill Branch

Date: July 12, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Cherry Hill Branch Library
606 Cherry Hill Rd
Baltimore, MD 21225

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 County Public Library- Woodlawn Branch

Date: July 13, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location:
Woodlawn Library
1811 Woodlawn Dr
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

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

Date: July 19, 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 School- Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School

Date: July 19, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:
The Historic Cherry Hill Elementary Middle School
801 Bridgeview Rd
Brooklyn, MD 21225

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 County Public Library- Loch Raven Branch

Date: July 20, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
Loch Raven Branch Library
1046 Taylor Ave
Towson, MD 21286

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 in the Library - Baltimore City Public Library- Waverly Branch

Date: July 26, 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.




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

Date: July 27, 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.