Legal Assistance

2-1-1 Maryland
Phone: 2-1-1
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.211md.org
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Area Served: Statewide
Information and referrals on a variety of health and human service issues

Annapolis Human Relations Commission
Phone: (410) 263-7998
E-Mail Address: HRCommission@annapolis.gov
Website: http://www.annapolis.gov/government/boards-and-commissions/human-relations-commission
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4:30pm M-F
Area Served: Anne Arundel County

Background Checks, Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Phone: (888) 795-0011
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/bgchecks.shtml
Hours of Operation: 8am-5pm M-F
Area Served: Statewide
Provides background checks and fingerprint cards. Please visit website for futher details.

Baltimore Bar Association - Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Phone: (410) 539-3112
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.baltimorebar.org/for-the-publis/lawyer-referral.aspx
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-5pm M-F
Area Served: Baltimore City and County
Assists the public in obtaining qualified legal counsel, provides general legal information and other resources; Referral costs are $35

Chesapeake Helps
Phone: (866) 722-4577
E-Mail Address: info@chesapeakehelps.org
Website: http://www.chesapeakehelps.org/
Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm M-F
Area Served: Queen Anne's County
Information and referral helpline. Connect individuals to a variety of non-profit services.

Child Protective Services
Phone: (800) 332-6347 (TTY and General Information)
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://dhr.maryland.gov/blog/?page_id=3957
Hours of Operation:
Area Served: Statewide

Cystic Fibrosis Legal Information Hotline
Phone: (800) 622-0385
E-Mail Address: CFLegal@cff.org
Website: http://www.cff.org/LivingWithCF/AssistanceResources/CFLegalHotline/
Hours of Operation: 9am-6pm M-F
Area Served: Nationwide
Free information about the laws that protect the rights of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF)

Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
Phone: (410) 997-2272 (24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline)/(800) 752-0191 (Toll-Free 24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline)/(410) 997-3292 (24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline)
E-Mail Address: info@dvcenter.org
Website: http://www.wearehopeworks.org/
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Area Served: Howard County
Provides comprehensive services for survivors, individual and group counseling, emergency and transitional shelter, legal advice, information, referral, accompaniment and representation in court, an abuser intervention program and prevention services.

Employment Law Hotline
Phone: (877) 422-9500
E-Mail Address: admin@wlcmd.org
Website: http://www.wlcmd.org/services/employment-law/hotlines/
Hours of Operation: 9:30am-1pm Tu; 5pm-7:30pm 1st Thursday of each month.
Area Served: Statewide
Telephone Hotline for assistance with questions regarding employment issues such as discrimination, denial of benefits, etc.

Family Law Hotline
Phone: (800) 845-8550
E-Mail Address: admin@wlcmd.org
Website: http://www.wlcmd.org
Hours of Operation: 9:30am-4:30pm M-F
Area Served: Statewide
Answers basic family law questions

House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.
Phone: (410) 889-7884
E-Mail Address: info@hruthmd.org
Website: http://www.hruth.org/
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Area Served: Nationwide
Helps battered women and their children find safety and security; provides counseling and legal services for families

Housing Discrimination Hotline
Phone: (888) 799-2085
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination
Hours of Operation: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F
Area Served: Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
File a complaint of unlawful housing discrimination.

Legal Advice Hotline, Prince George's County Bar Association.
Phone: (301) 952-1440
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.pgcba.com/pdfs/2013-14%20LRS%20BOOKMARK.pdf
Hours of Operation: 5-7pm, First Tues. of every month
Area Served: Statewide
Provides free legal advice.

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Phone: (410) 951-7750/(800) 999-8904 (Baltimore City Office)
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.mdlab.org/
Hours of Operation: 9:30am-4pm M-F
Area Served: Statewide
Free legal services for low-income people, children, and elderly. Civil cases only.

Legal Forms Helpline
Phone: (800) 818-9888/(877) 487-6007 (Spanish Law Hotline)
E-Mail Address:
Website:
Hours of Operation: 9am-12:30pm T, W, F; 9am-4pm Th
Area Served: Statewide
Assistance with filing cases

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
Phone: (800) 927-4673/(410) 690-3222
E-Mail Address: info@mscfv.org
Website: http://www.mscfv.org/help.html
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Area Served: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Counties
Provides shelter, counseling, services, and advocacy for victims and abusers

Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Inc.
Phone: (410) 836-8430
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.sarc-maryland.org/
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Area Served: Harford County
Confidential helpline staffed by trained domestic and sexual violence staff and volunteers

YWCA Domestic Violence Program & Hotline
Phone: (410) 222-6800
E-Mail Address:
Website: http://www.annapolisywca.org/domestic_violence
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Area Served: Anne Arundel County
Provides counseling, support groups, and legal services for survivors of domestic violence

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