Pro Bono Opportunities

MLA PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES

MLA’s Pro Bono Mission: MLA’s Pro Bono Program assists low-income individuals in Maryland by connecting pro bono attorneys to financially eligible individuals in need of civil legal advice and representation.

Case Work: Pro bono attorneys are matched with individual clients, based on an attorney’s geographic location and legal area(s) of interest, to provide legal advice and/or to assist with the drafting of legal documents (e.g., wills, advance directives). All MLA pro bono attorneys have access to malpractice insurance through MLA.

Brief Advice and Counsel: Pro bono attorneys offer legal advice to low-income individuals seeking assistance with their civil legal issues. At regularly scheduled legal clinics, pro bono attorneys provide attendees with information on a wide-range of issues including those involving family law, housing, government benefits, consumer law, and criminal record expungements.

Full Representation: Pro bono attorneys are matched with individual clients who need more in-depth legal assistance, including representation in court.

Maryland Legal Aid Pro Bono Case Search

Search cases by keyword, Maryland county, practice area, or case type.

Date All Category Code County Summary
Date All Category Code County Summary
12/05/2022Show All Misc Wills and EstatesBaltimore County

Simple Will Needed for Widow with No Children

Baltimore County | Misc: Wills and Estates

60 year old Baltimore County client who is a widow with no children looking to h...

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12/05/2022Show All Misc Wills and EstatesCecil County

Help Draft a Will

Cecil County | Misc: Wills and Estates

75 year old Cecile County client looking for assistance with drafting a simple w...

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12/05/2022Show All Misc Wills and EstatesBaltimore City

Unmarried Partner Passed Away and Help Needed to Open an Estate and Access Benefits for Minor Child

Baltimore City | Misc: Wills and Estates

59 year old Baltimore City client needs assistance opening an estate for her dec...

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07/14/2021Show All Housing Other HousingBaltimore City

Help Needed Drafting New Deed

Baltimore City | Housing: Other Housing

Client is attempting to qualify for a home improvement grant however she is havi...

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07/14/2021Show All Housing Federally Subsidized HousingBaltimore City

Section 8 Client Wants Return of Security Deposit After Landlord Did Not Renew Lease

Baltimore City | Housing: Federally Subsidized Housing

Client’s landlord gave notice that client’s lease would not be renewed as la...

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07/21/2021Show All Consumer Bankruptcy (Filed)/Debtor ReliefBaltimore County

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Help Needed

Baltimore County | Consumer: Bankruptcy (Filed)/Debtor Relief

Baltimore County client is a good candidate for a chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Client h...

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07/14/2021Show All Housing Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)Prince George's County

PG County Client Needs Help Transferring Home to an Irrevocable Trust

Prince George's County | Housing: Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)

Client resides in a home that is currently titled to him and his mother as a Joi...

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07/14/2021Show All Housing Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)Prince George's County

Client Seeking to Remove Name from Deed in Order to Obtain Benefits

Prince George's County | Housing: Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)

Client has applied for and secured subsidized housing but has been informed that...

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07/16/2021Show All Housing Other HousingSt. Mary's County

Seeking Return of Security Deposit

St. Mary's County | Housing: Other Housing

St. Mary's County Client seeking return of her security deposit ($1,650). Client...

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07/16/2021Show All Family Divorce/Sep./Annul.Washington County

Client Seeking Divorce From Husband Who Has Left the Country

Washington County | Family: Divorce/Sep./Annul.

Washington county client needs help filing for divorce from her husband who is n...

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07/14/2021Show All Family Custody/VisitationFrederick County

Frederick County Mother Needs Help Filing for Custody and Child Support

Frederick County | Family: Custody/Visitation

Frederick County Client’s former partner left the client and their children a...

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07/14/2021Show All Family Custody/VisitationCarroll County

Client with Disability Needs Help Filing for Divorce and Custody

Carroll County | Family: Custody/Visitation

Client is currently seeking divorce as well as primary custody of the parties ch...

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07/14/2021Show All Housing Federally Subsidized HousingWashington County

Section 8 Client Seeking Assistance with Security Deposit Return

Washington County | Housing: Federally Subsidized Housing

Client is a Section 8 voucher holder who documented their cleaning of the rental...

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07/13/2021Show All Housing Private Landlord/TenantCarroll County

Client Seeking Return of Security Deposit and Prorated Rent

Carroll County | Housing: Private Landlord/Tenant

Client sent the landlord timely notice that client would vacate property. Landlo...

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07/16/2021Show All Family Custody/VisitationWashington County

Client Seeking Full Custody of Children

Washington County | Family: Custody/Visitation

Client and former partner previously gave the partner’s mother guardianship ov...

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07/14/2021Show All Housing Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)Baltimore City

Widowed Client Needs Help Getting Name on Deed for House

Baltimore City | Housing: Homeownership/Real Property (Not Foreclosure)

Client’s home is titled under deceased spouse’s name. The home is paid for,...

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07/15/2021Show All Family Divorce/Sep./Annul.Baltimore City

Disabled Client Needs Help Filing For Absolute Divorce

Baltimore City | Family: Divorce/Sep./Annul.

Client has multiple benign tumors that prevent her from working. Her husband lef...

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05/12/2021Show All Family Divorce/Sep./Annul.Charles County

Disabled Charles County Woman Seeking Representation in Divorce (no minor children)

Charles County | Family: Divorce/Sep./Annul.

Disabled Charles County woman seeking attorney to assist with filing for divorce...

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How to Take a Case

Step 01

Search

Search for available cases by using a practice area, legal issue, Maryland County, or keyword. An example of a keyword search can include words like "Veteran", "Single Mother", "Children", or "Elderly". You can also use the quick filter option under the search box to find a case that matches your interests and expertise.

Step 02

Select

Once you find a case that matches your interests and expertise, select Case Details for more information about the case. Complete the I'm Interested contact form, then select submit. A Maryland Legal Aid staff member will be notified of your interest in the case.

Step 03

Communicate

A Maryland Legal Aid staff member will contact you within 48 hours with the Client's name, Adverse Party's name, and any further information you may need to complete a conflicts check. You will also receive information regarding Maryland Legal Aid's professional liability insurance, legal training opportunities and options for mentorship, if needed.

Step 04

Help

Thank you for providing essential legal assistance to a vulnerable Marylander. You are making a huge difference in their life. Maryland Legal Aid appreciates your commitment to bridging the access to justice gap.