Maryland (MD) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Allegany Law Foundation (MD) -- Since 1997, provides free and reduced-fee civil legal assistance to clients in Allegany County in Western Maryland. Based in Cumberland, MD.

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (DC metro) (APALRC) -- Provides linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal assistance to low incomes Asian Pacific Americans in the Washington, DC metro area. Operates multilingual legal helpline.

Ayuda (DC metro area) -- Serves immigrants from two offices in Washington, DC and Falls Church, VA.

Civil Justice Inc. (Maryland) -- Non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of increasing the delivery of legal services to clients of low and moderate income while promoting a statewide network of solo, small firm and community based lawyers.

Community Law Center (Baltimore, MD) -- Provides legal services to community and nonprofit organizations throughout Maryland to promote stronger nonprofits and more vibrant neighborhoods.

Community Legal Services of Prince Georges County (MD) -- Founded in 1985 as The Law Foundation of Prince George’s County. Operate four legal clinics in Prince George’s County, MD.

Esperanza Center (MD) -- Provides services and referrals, ESL education, health care and low-cost immigration legal services to immigrants.

FreeState Justice (MD) -- Since 2008, this legal advocacy organization seeks to improve the lives of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) Marylanders.

HopeWorks (MD) -- Since 1978, the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County has been providing critical services to families affected by domestic violence and raising awareness in the community.

House of Ruth (MD) -- Founded in May of 1977. A comprehensive domestic violence center with a staff of more than ninety.

Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

Maryland Access to Justice Commission (MDATJC) -- The Maryland Access to Justice Commission sunset on December 31, 2014. The Commission develops, consolidates, coordinates and implements policy initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters.

Maryland Legal Services Corporation -- The Maryland Legal Services Corporation, established in 1982 by the Maryland General Assembly, is a nonprofit organization governed by a nine-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland -- Addresses the inequality of access to the legal system by connecting volunteer lawyers to economically disadvantaged individuals, non-profit legal services providers, and communities for free legal counsel and representation.

Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: Maryland Access to Justice Commission (MDATJC)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in Maryland (Legal Aid Bureau)

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Maryland

American Bar Association: Resources for people without a lawyer in Maryland

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Baltimore court expands tenant aid in housing cases
January 4, 2018 | Baltimore Sun | Doug Donovan | News Story

FreeState Justice launches LGBT legal defense fund
November 29, 2017 | Washington Blade (DC) | Michael K. Lavers | News Story

Fee shifting can help restore balance to rent court
October 16, 2017 | Baltimore Sun | Joseph Mack | Op-Ed

Carroll lawyers participate in pro bono organization
October 4, 2017 | Baltimore Sun | Catalina Righter | News Story

Baltimore’s ‘Kushnerville’ Tenants File Class Action Against Landlord
September 27, 2017 | ProPublica | Alec McGillis | News Story

Lawmakers must end debtors’ prisons in Maryland
September 4, 2017 | Baltimore Sun | Amy P. Hennen | Op-Ed

Baltimore May Join Cities Supporting Low-Income Tenants in Eviction Cases
July 21, 2017 | | Jared Brey | News Story

Lawmakers seek legal aid for tenants facing eviction in Baltimore
July 3, 2017 | Baltimore Sun | Doug Donovan | News Story