Maryland Legal Aid`s mission is to provide quality legal services to Maryland`s poor through a combination of services and to make the changes the poor want in the systems that affect them. Services include statewide legal representation for Maryland`s low-income population, foreclosure prevention, legal services for workers, and eviction prevention. Maryland Legal Aid provides a wide range of free civil law services to beneficiaries from 12 offices. Our legal work helps protect people`s basic needs and human rights. MLA is dedicated to protecting the basic needs and human rights of clients, particularly as they navigate the justice system. Members of Parliament staff, volunteer lawyers, community partners and general supporters all have an important role to play in ensuring that the legal playing field is level so that those who need it most have equal access to justice. With this diverse support, MLA is able to amplify the voices of tens of thousands of economically disadvantaged and vulnerable Marylanders each year. leadership in the delivery of quality legal services; build on mutual respect for clients, employees and others; defending justice; and to place the greatest possible positive value on all those who request mutual legal assistance. Provide free, quality legal services to Marylanders living in poverty through representation and advocacy, and make meaningful changes in systems that affect them.
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) provides life-changing civil legal assistance for eligible residents throughout the state. Since 1911, MLA has been providing quality legal services to marginalized and low-income individuals and communities, helping them resolve their civil law problems and become self-reliant to overcome challenges, achieve stability and independence, and a better life overall. Maryland Legal Aid`s Long-Term Care Assistance Project provides free legal aid to help low-income individuals receive long-term health care. Through this project, clients can get the services and supports they need, wherever they want to live, whether at home, in the community through assisted living or in nursing homes. Help centres deal with a variety of civil law issues, including landlord-tenants, consumer issues such as collection and credit card cases, child support, and record expungements to remove barriers to housing, employment and custody. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Baltimore City 501 E. Fayette St, 3rd Fl.Baltimore, MD 21202Catonsville 1 Rolling Cross Rd, 2nd Fl.Catonsville, MD 21228Glen Burnie 7500 Governor Ritchie Hwy.Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Maryland Legal Aid was one of the first legal advocacy organizations in the country to adopt a human rights framework for its advocacy. The idea grew out of a 2009 needs assessment of our clients across the state on the issues they and their families face on a daily basis. Their main concerns were finding affordable housing, earning a living wage and providing adequate health care. Maryland Legal Aid`s community lawyers initiative places highly trained lawyers directly in underserved neighborhoods to provide free, life-changing legal assistance.
Lawyers also provide assistance with record expungement to remove barriers to maintaining employment, affordable housing and child care. The Community Lawyering Initiative includes a series of weekly and monthly suppression clinics coordinated and organized in partnership with community organizations across the state, as well as the expansion of the Lawyer in the Library program to other libraries in Baltimore, Baltimore, and Montgomery County. The Maryland Senior Legal Helpline is a toll-free helpline for Maryland residents 60 years of age or older. Lawyers working at the helpline provide callers with brief legal advice or refer them to another legal resource or an appropriate public or private body. By offering these services over the phone, seniors can get help with their legal problems without having to leave home. Find out if you are eligible to receive social housing and get help maintaining your social housing bond. You can visit one of our local legal clinics for help. For more than 100 years, Maryland Legal Aid has upheld the principles and values of human rights. Maryland Legal Aid`s human rights framework allows our lawyers to fight for and uphold their clients` rights in new international and regional forums and bring the conversation about social and economic rights to the forefront of legal defense.