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

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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.