Maryland Courts

Civil Law Self-Help Center

The Civil Law Self-Help Center is open on the first three Tuesdays of each month from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The Civil Law Self-Help Center is located in the Law Library in the Circuit Court. An attorney provides free legal assistance in civil non-domestic matters, to walk-ins. Some areas of the law that are civil include, landlord/tenant, contracts, small claims, advance medical directives, expunging records and homeowner association disputes. Visitors must be self-represented and have low income to qualify for service. If you have any questions, please contact the Law Librarian at the Circuit Court at (410) 313-2135.

The Circuit Court for Howard County is pleased to announce a partnership with Howard County Public Library to further meet the needs of self-represented litigants in the county. The Civil Law Self-Help Center will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the East Columbia Branch meeting room, located at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD 21045, on the following dates:

  • Civil Law Center 2016 evening dates:
    July 5
    August 2
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December 6