Statewide (or Multi-County) Projects
Debtor Assistance Project (DAP) - A clinic, available at the U.S. Courthouses in Maryland, that provides debtors with an opportunity to meet with a bankruptcy attorney for a free half-hour consultation.
Free Foreclosure Mediation - HOPE LoanPort - HOPE LoanPort® is a web-based tool that streamlines home retention applications on behalf of homeowners at risk of foreclosure, allowing housing counselors to efficiently transmit completed applications to mortgage companies.
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. - Provides legal assistance to low income individuals throughout Maryland. Pro se clinics are currently operated in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Metropolitan Maryland (Prince George’s County). Contact your local office for additional information.
- Anne Arundel County - 410-263-8330 (Annapolis), 410-269-0846 (Baltimore), 301-261-1956 (Washington), 1-800-666-8330
- Main Office (Baltimore City) - 410-951-7777, 1-800-999-8904
- Cherry Hill Neighborhood Center - 410-355-4223
- Baltimore County - 410-296-6705
- Lower Eastern Shore (Wicomico, Dorchester, Worcester, and Somerset) - 410-546-5511, 1-800-444-4099
- Metropolitan Maryland (Prince George's) - 301-560-2100, 1-888-215-5316
- Metropolitan Maryland (Montgomery) - 240-314-0373, 1-888-215-5316
- Metropolitan Maryland (Howard) - 410-480-1057
- Midwestern Maryland (Frederick, Carroll, and Washington) - 301-694-7414, 1-800-679-8813
- Northeastern Maryland (Harford, Cecil) - 410-836-8202 (Harford), 410-879-3755 (Baltimore), 1-800-444-9529
- Southern Maryland (Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert) - 301-932-6661 (Charles), 301-884-5935 (St. Mary's), 410-535-3278 (Calvert), 301-843-5850 (D.C.)
- Upper Eastern Shore (Queen Anne's, Caroline, Kent, and Talbot) - 410-763-9676, 1-800-477-2543
- Western Maryland (Allegany and Garrett) - 301-777-7474, 866-389-5243
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service (MVLS) - MVLS can provide free legal services, including pro se clinics, to eligible low income individuals. Please note MVLS does not serve Prince George’s, Montgomery, or Allegany County. Call 410-547-6537 (Baltimore) or 1-800-510-0050 (Outside Baltimore) Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for more information. For additional information on MVLS' Self-Help Bankruptcy Classes, please click here
American Bar Association - Provides a web service called the Consumer’s Guide for Legal Help in Maryland, which can assist individuals in finding an attorney, self-help, free legal help, and other legal information.
Civil Justice - Provides free client referral service to low and moderate income clients throughout Maryland. Clients are referred to local solo and small firm lawyers who have agreed to provide legal services at reduced fees in most cases. Call 410-706-0174, ext. 1 for a referral.
Fort Detrick Legal Assistance Office - Officers legal assistance and attorney referrals to active duty and retired military members and their dependents. Call 301-619-2221 for assistance. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each week, with the exception of Thursdays when hours are limited to 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc. (HPRP) - Provides in-house and pro bono legal services to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. HPRP will only take in-house bankruptcy cases if they are listed under the Project’s case priorities. Pro bono services are located at HPRP’s outreach sites. Call 1-800-773-4340, ext. 10 for more information.
Legal Advice Line - Connects individuals with local attorneys, who provide services at a reduced hourly rate; offers a legal advice intake hotline online or by phone; and provides review of legal documents.
Bankruptcy Pro Bono Resource Locator - provides information and referrals to pro bono legal assistance throughout Maryland.
Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyers.com - A service offered by Lexis Nexis that provides information on local bankruptcy attorneys.
Just Advice - The Just Advice® Initiative is run by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The program is designed to increase community access to legal counsel and give individuals an opportunity to discuss a legal issue with an attorney for thirty to forty minutes for only $10 (with a fee waiver option for persons unable to pay $10). The program is based in Baltimore City but has periodic operations in other areas, such as the Eastern Shore. This program seeks to expand access to legal advice so people can figure out the "next steps" required to tackle their legal issues, whether that means proceeding pro se or engaging an attorney referred by the program.