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Legal Assistance

Mid-Shore Pro Bono provides legal assistance to individuals in Talbot, Caroline, Kent, Dorchester and Queen Anne's counties. If you have a legal problem that involves any of the following. Mid-Shore Pro Bono can help you find legal assistance.

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Debt/Debt Buyer
  • Foreclosure
  • Small Claims
  • Child Custody and/or Visitation
  • Legal Separation
  • Guardianship
  • Divorce
  • Elderly Family Member(s)
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Wills or Probate
  • Landlord-Tenant Dispute
  • Power of Attorney
  • Tort Defense
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Mid-Shore Pro Bono Inc., does not handle criminal cases, traffic cases or appeals.  If you would like to settle your case OUTSIDE of court, please ask about our COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE Project. 

For Domestic Violence and Child Support and other legal resources, please see our Client Resources.

Steps to Apply: 

  • Please call during intake hours only: Monday through Friday 11 am - 4:30 pm. 410-690-8128
  • You will be screened for eligibility based on your income and type of legal problem. We do not provide legal advice over the phone.
  • We will mail you an application. Once we receive your completed application, $25.00 non-refundable application fee (cash or money order ONLY) and proof of income we will review your case for eligibility and if determined eligible, we will start looking for a volunteer lawyer.
  • Because we rely on the generosity of volunteers to accept a case when they are available, we cannot guarantee we will find a lawyer for every client.
  • If you have a trial or hearing scheduled, call us as soon as possible to increase the chance of us finding you a volunteer. Do not wait until just before your trial or hearing. We cannot handle emergency situations.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Our office is open Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. For information call 410.690.8128.

Download our Application Documents and mail them to us.

Legal Services Clinics

Caroline County Public Library - Denton, MD
Second Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m.
Call 410-690-8128 for an appointment.
Kent County Court Public Library - Chestertown, MD
Third Monday of the month from 1-3 p.m.
Call 410-690-8128 for an appointment.
Dorchester County Public Library - Cambridge, MD
Third Friday of the month from 1-3 p.m.
Call 410-690-8128 for an appointment.
Centerville Public Library - Centreville, MD
First Wednesday of the month from 1-3 p.m.
Call 410-690-8128 for an appointment.
Talbot County District Court House - Easton, MD
Fridays from 1-3 p.m.
Call 410-690-8128 for an appointment.

Legal Assistance Projects

For more information read our Community Conferencing Brief.

Watch this short video clip to see how Community Conferencing works.

Community Conferencing Brochure

The Women’s Family Law Project provides additional support for female clients seeking legal assistance with family law disputes. The project has a multilayered approach to assist women at every stage of the legal process which includes mentoring and financial assistance.

The Consumer Projection Project provides pro bono legal services to consumers with credit card debt and/or victims of debt buyer fraud through brief advice clinics and/or direct representation from volunteer attorneys.  If you have been served, you can get learn more about your case by visiting the website of the Holland Law Firm.

The Debtor's Assistance Project provides debtors with an opportunity to meet with a bankruptcy attorney for a cost-free half-hour consultation. Clinics are held monthly in Chestertown and Easton.  Clients seeking Bankruptcy Advice should contact our office to schedule an appointment, 410-690-8128.

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