The Debtor Assistance Project ("DAP") is a legal clinic that is a partnership between the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland and various members of the Maryland legal community. This program provides debtors with an opportunity to meet, one-on-one, with a volunteer bankruptcy attorney for a free half-hour consultation. The DAP provides legal advice to individuals without an attorney by answering their questions about bankruptcy, including how bankruptcy may be used to help prevent foreclosure. The DAP cannot provide an attorney to complete your paperwork for you or represent you.

While in person appointments are indefinitely suspended as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the Telephonic DAP is open for service! Telephonic DAP provides a free, private half-hour consultation with an attorney over the phone.

Carefully read the following two-step process before proceeding.

STEP 1: You must first complete the online intake form HERE.

STEP 2: Upon completion of the online intake form, you must schedule your telephonic DAP appointment by calling the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service during their intake hours only -- Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at 410-547-6537 or 800-510-0050.

Please click on each item below for more information related to the DAP:

»» DAP debtor notice

»» What to bring to a DAP consultation

»» Volunteer attorney registration ( for attorneys )

»» Feedback form for debtors and attorneys