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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


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

Date: September 21, 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 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 22, 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.




Lawyer on the Bus- Woodlawn

Date: September 22, 2021

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 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 County Public Library- Loch Raven Branch

Date: September 22, 2021

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.




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.