Maryland Courts Self-Help Centers

Self-Help Center lawyers will not represent you in court.

This service is provided to help you represent yourself.


Maryland Courts Self-Help Center
Call 410-260-1392 or click to chat with a lawyer
8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Friday

The Maryland Courts Self-Help Center provides free limited legal services for people who are not represented by a lawyer and who are:

  • The person with the legal problem. We cannot help relatives or agents of the person with the legal problem or other third parties.
  • Not acting on behalf of a business or estate. We cannot help businesses, including sole proprietorships, LLCs, and personal representatives.

Lawyers will answer questions on a full range of civil case types handled by both Circuit Courts and District Court. Legal issues include: 

  • Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Family Law Matters (divorce, custody, child support, and guardianship)
  • Small Claims ($5,000 or less) and Large (more than $5,000) Claims
  • Expungement and Shielding of Records
  • Consumer Matters (car repossessions, debt collection, and credit card cases)
  • Return of Property (replevin and detinue)
  • Domestic Violence/Peace Orders
  • Foreclosure


Self-Help Center lawyers may help you:

  • Complete court forms
  • Learn how to file court documents
  • Prepare for court
  • Prepare for mediation
  • Understand court documents



Last updated: January 2017