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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.


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


Johns Hopkins Expungement Clinic

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Johns Hopkins University at Eastern
1101 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

One -On-One Expungement Asistance 

Free Services including: 

Maryland Legal Aid: An opportunity for individuals with a criminal history to be advised by legal professionals

Project Plase SSVF: Veterans assistance including housing placement, eviction prevention, VA benefits, and more

Delivery 101: Job placement with Amazon

Housing Authority of Baltimore City: An opportunity for individuals to receive housing information and assistance

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




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

Date: September 28, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Central Branch Library
400 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201

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 School- Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School

Date: September 29, 2021

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 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.




Baltimore County Pro Bono Day

Date: October 02, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 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: October 05, 2021

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 on the Bus- Woodlawn

Date: October 06, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Set the Captives Free Outreach Center
6901 Security Boulevard
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 in the Library- Baltimore County Public Library- North Point Branch

Date: October 06, 2021

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 on the Bus- Essex

Date: October 07, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:
Essex Senior Center
600 Dorsey 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- Prince George's County Public Library- Oxon Hill Branch

Date: October 07, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Oxon Hill Branch Library
6200 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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: October 12, 2021

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: October 13, 2021

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 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: October 14, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 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- Essex

Date: October 14, 2021

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: October 19, 2021

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: October 20, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
Essex Branch
1110 Eastern Blvd
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 on the Bus- Woodlawn

Date: October 20, 2021

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 in the School- Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School

Date: October 20, 2021

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 City Public Library- Waverly Branch

Date: October 26, 2021

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- Arbutus Branch

Date: October 27, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
Arbutus Library
855 Sulphur Spring Rd
Arbutus, MD 21227

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: October 27, 2021

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 in the Library- Calvert County Public Library- Prince Frederick Branch

Date: October 28, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:
Prince Frederick Branch Library
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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.