COVID - FIND REMOTE LEGAL HELP
If you have questions about your civil legal problem or the recent court closures or need legal help, there are many civil legal aid organizations that can still assist you remotely. Civil legal aid organizations offer free or low-cost legal services to those who qualify and can help with the following:
These resources will help you know where to get started and where to go for help.
Self-Help Centers, Call 410-260-1392 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Chat from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Self-help centers offer FREE legal help in civil cases for ANY individuals who do not have a lawyer. They can answer questions, give brief advice on your case and also refer you to a civil legal aid organization if you need more help.
NEW: SNAP/ Food Stamps Legal Help Hotline
Homeless Persons Representation Project, (800) 613-2518, Mon. - Thurs., 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SNAP/Food Stamps Legal Help Hotline for those who have been denied benefits or have had benefits cut off
NEW: Tax Hotline
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 443.451.4091, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Callers outside of those times may leave a message, and calls will be returned.
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at MVLS is offering a free Tax Hotline for any taxpayer who has a question about their Economic Impact Payment (aka the “Tax Stimulus Check”), filing a 2019 tax return in order to obtain the EIP, or about income taxes in general.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault-Related Legal Services 24/7 Crisis Hotlines
CASA, Inc. (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused), 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 301-739-8975
Heartly House, 24-Hour Hotline: 301-662-8800
HopeWorks of Howard County, 24-hour Hotline: 410-997-2272
House of Ruth Maryland, 410-554-8463, Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:30, After hours hotline: 410-889-7884
Life Crisis Center, 24/7 Crisis line: 410-749-4357
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 800-927-4673
Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC), 24-Hour Helpline: 410-836-8430
Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy, 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 240-925-0084
Family Law Hotline
Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc., 1-800-845-8550, Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Employment Law Hotline
Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc., 877-422-9500, Tues & Fri 9:30am -1pm, 1st Thursday of the Month 5pm - 7:30pm
Foreclosure Legal Advice Helpline
Civil Justice, Inc., 443-808-0076, Monday: 1:30-6pm and Wednesdays: 8:00am-12:30pm