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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 CentersCall 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.

Statewide Hotlines

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 House24-Hour Hotline: 301-662-8800

HopeWorks of Howard County24-hour Hotline: 410-997-2272

House of Ruth Maryland410-554-8463, Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:30, After hours hotline: 410-889-7884

Life Crisis Center24/7 Crisis line: 410-749-4357

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence24/7 Crisis Hotline: 800-927-4673 

Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)24-Hour Helpline: 410-836-8430

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy24/7 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

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