Family Law Assistance Program

The Circuit Court for Howard County Family Law Assistance Program and Civil Law Center will reopen by appointment only beginning July 27, 2020. Please click following link for detailed information.

Morning Sessions

The Family Law Assistance Program is open on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and the Program is also offered on the 1st & 3rd Friday mornings of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  No appointment is necessary. The Family Law Assistance Program is located in the Circuit Court for Howard County, Room 209, in front of Courtroom 2.  An attorney is available to provide free consultation on how to represent oneself and complete forms for family law matters, such as custody, divorce, modification of child support and other family law issues. 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.

Evening Sessions

The Family Law Assistance Program is also offered in the evenings.  All evening sessions are held in the East Columbia Branch public library at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.  Evening sessions are held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

The evening sessions are closed until further notice.  Please continue to check this site for further updates.

For more information, please contact the Law Librarian, Sandy Brewer, at 410-313-2135 or at