The Employment Law Hotline is a telephone service which will provide you with legal information about your rights in the workplace. The Hotline will answer questions about many kinds of workplace problems including: discrimination in hiring, firing, promotions, or other working conditions; discrimination based on pregnancy; sexual harassment; family or medical leave issues; unpaid wages; contract issues; minimum wage and overtime violations; eligibility for unemployment insurance; or being punished by the employer for having acted together with other employees to improve working conditions.
Meet with a lawyer for legal advice concerning Family Law cases: custody, divorce, visitation, child support, name change, etc. Free Family Law legal clinics are held in every jurisdiction in Maryland. Call respective circuit courts for hours and locations, current clinic is Mondays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Broad range of free legal services, including legal advice, brief legal assistance, information and referrals, community education and outreach, negotiation and representation in litigation for problems such as housing, health care, government benefits, family, child advocacy, consumer, education and employment issues
Maryland Legal Aid’s general practice covers a wide range of issues including housing, family law, employment, health care, public benefits, and consumer/financial issues. Some offices have special contracts to represent abused and neglected children, clients who are facing legal issues resulting from a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, migrant farmworkers, and clients in danger of losing their home to foreclosure.
The mission of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services (MVLS) is to connect low-income Marylanders with volunteer lawyers and community partners to deliver free civil legal assistance because there should be justice for all, not just for those who can afford it.
Cases MVLS Accepts
Guardianship (Adult and Child)
Name Changes/Birth Certificate Corrections
Unaccompanied Youth Project
Foreclosure & Tax Sale
Other property issues
Bankruptcy (Chapter 7)
Contract and other consumer disputes
Income Tax Disputes
Estate Planning and Administration
Uninsured Motorist Tort
Offers pro bono (free) legal assistance to income qualified individuals in civil legal matters. Examples of legal issues they can assist with include family law, bankruptcy and debt, small claims, advanced medical directives, wills or probate, landlord-tenant disputes, divorce, and guardianship. Mid-Shore Pro Bono does not handle criminal cases, traffic cases or appeals. Mid-Shore Pro Bono offers a number of programs dedicated to dispute and conflict resolution which include: Free Civil Legal Clinics, Lawyer Referral, Community Conferencing, Foreclosure Prevention, Bankruptcy Clinic, Collaborative Practice for Family Law Disputes, Consumer Protection. Clients should call our office at 410-690-8128 to determine eligibility for one of our programs.
MCCR's primary operations are devoted to the intake, investigation, and processing of discrimination complaints by those living in, working in, and visiting Maryland. MCCR is a neutral finder of fact. Evidence is collected by interviewing witnesses, gathering and analyzing documents, and conducting on-site visits. After completing an investigation, staff drafts a written finding.
MCCR attorneys litigate cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and state and federal courts; prosecute subsequent appeals before Commission appeal panels, and state and federal appellate courts; and institute litigation responsibilities, responds to legal inquiries from the public; drafts legislation and regulations; and provides training to MCCR staff and upon request, the public.
Education & Outreach:
MCCR provides services, information, and training support to groups and individuals in Maryland. Some training topics include- Conflict Resolution, Dimensions of Diversity, Disability and Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace, Discrimination Prevention, Religious/Spiritual Awareness at Work, Sexual Harassment Prevention, and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity at Work.