Help with Legal ResourcesDue to coronavirus, Maryland Legal Aid has temporarily closed walk-in intake at all offices. People can still apply for services through online intake and telephone intake. They also have aCOVID-19 Legal Information & Resources page.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, (MVLS) staff members are working remotely until June 1st. While their physical office is closed, their online and phone intake remains open.
Any Marylander who may be facing a civil legal issue during this unprecedented time, may have many questions about the status of your case because the courts have closed to the public or you may be confused about your rights. The Maryland Access to Justice Commission, in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, has put together this COVID-19 Resource Site to serve as a central storehouse for information related to COVID and the civil justice system in Maryland. The purpose of this site is to make it easier for people to navigate the civil justice system during this time of emergency.
The Pro Bono Resource Center staff are working remotely and are fully equipped to receive and respond to phone calls and emails. To contact a team member, click here.
The People's Law Library of Maryland has COVID 19 information on a variety of legal issues, including an option to get free legal advice for a civil legal question.
Montgomery County Bar Foundation & Montgomery County Bar Association: Beginning March 17, 2020, both the Bar Foundation staff and Bar Association began working remotely. Legal information and referral services by phone only. Pro Bono staff will continue to conduct online and over the phone in-takes Please call the Pro Bono line directly at 301.424.7651. Evening Legal Clinics have been suspended until further notice.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono is currently accepting calls for civil legal assistance, especially older people in need of end of life planning documents, including a medical health directive, will, and power of attorney.