For the Public

The AABA helps citizens identify and access the services and resources they need to navigate the legal system and resolve their legal concerns. If you need to find a lawyer or gather information about the courts, youth education programsself-help legal services, or non-profit organizations that provide legal services, please take a look at the following resources.

Lawyer Referral and Information Service

We offer a Lawyer Referral and Information Service, which can direct you to the attorney, non-profit organization, or service agency that is best suited to address your legal concerns. 

Court Information

♦  Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
♦  District Court of Maryland (Anne Arundel, District 7)
♦  Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
♦  Court of Appeals of Maryland
♦  Maryland Court System
♦  United States District Court for the District of Maryland
♦  United States Federal Courts Home Page

Self-Help Resources

♦  Anne Arundel County Public Law Library. The library serves the information needs of the judiciary, court and government agencies, the legal community and citizens of Anne Arundel County.
♦  Ask a Lawyer in the Library Program. This program offers citizens the opportunity to talk with a lawyer about their civil, non-family, legal concerns for free.
♦  Family Law Self Help Center. provides legal information and forms to assist unrepresented litigants in matters of divorce, custody/visitation, child support and name changes.
♦  The People's Law Library. A legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, a court-related agency of the Maryland Judiciary.

Non-Profit Organizations Providing Legal Services 

♦  Maryland Legal Aid offers a full range of free civil legal services to financially qualified low-income Marylanders. Legal Aid handles civil, not criminal, cases. Priorities for general civil legal services are family/domestic, housing, income maintenance (public benefits), and consumer/finance. (410) 972-2700 or (800) 666-8330

♦  Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service provides free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation to Marylanders with limited income. We also provide free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland. (410) 547-6537 or (800) 510-0050

♦  YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County provides legal services to victims of domestic violence on a fee-scale basis including pro-bono services for those unable to provide payment. These services are focused on obtaining peace and protective orders for victims seeking respite from their abuser(s). (410) 626-7800

♦  CASA de Maryland seeks to improve the quality of life and legal justice for Latinos and low-income families through legal education, legal services, and advocacy projects. We offer legal consultations and representation for day laborers, domestic workers, and tenants. Legal Program: (301) 431-4185

♦  Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Immigration Legal Services provides low-cost legal counseling and representation in immigration matters. We have served individuals from over 150 different countries who reside in Maryland or have immigration cases in Maryland. (410) 534-8015

♦  Homeless Persons Representation Project seeks to end homelessness in Maryland by providing free legal services, including advice, counsel, education, representation and advocacy, for low-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. (410) 685-6589

♦  Maryland Disability Law Center provides free legal services to Marylanders with disabilities on matters that are related to their disabilities and fall within our advocacy service areas. (410) 727-6352

♦  Women's Law Center of Maryland provides free legal services to help you protect your legal rights. Assistance is provided in the areas of family law, domestic violence and employment law. Family Law Hotline: (800) 845-8550 / Employment Law Hotline: (877) 422-9500