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Legal Assistance

 

Mid-Shore Pro Bono provides legal assistance to individuals throughout the Eastern Shore. If you have a legal problem that involves any of the following matters listed below, we 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
  • Limited Immigration Legal Services
 
 
 
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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 - 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.

 

Download our Application Documents and mail them to us.

 

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

You can visit one of our offices throughout the region.

Easton | Main Office  8 South West Street, Easton, MD |  M-F 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | 410.690.8128

Chestertown 105 Spring Avenue Chestertown, MD | M-F 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | 443.496.5011

Salisbury 212 W. Main Street, Ste 302, Salisbury, MD | T,W,TH 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | 410.829.0394

 

 

Legal Services Clinics

Family Law Pro Se (self-help) Clinics

Mid-Shore Pro Bono recommends that all applicants dealing with domestic matters attend a Family Law Clinic as part of the intake process. The Family Law (pro se) Clinics offer free brief advice and counseling by an attorney.  Before we can proceed with your application, you should have an open case filed in the Circuit Court. Clients looking for an out of court settlement process should inquire about our Collaborative Practice project.


Caroline County Circuit Court House | 410-479-2303
109 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Denton, MD 21629
Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00 PM 

Third Thursday of Each Month  |  Caroline County Public Library  |  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Dorchester County Circuit Court House | 410-228-1395
206 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613
MONDAY: 12:00PM - 3:30 PM

First Thursday of Each Month  |  9:00 AM – 12:00PM


                                            
Kent County Circuit Court House | 410-810-1059
103 N. Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

Tuesdays and Thursdays  |  9:00AM - 11:00 AM
 


Queen Anne's County Circuit Court House | 410-758-1773 x128
100 Court House Square
Centreville, MD 21617

Monday | 1:30PM - 4:00PM  

Tuesdays-Fridays | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

1st & 2nd Thursdays | Kent Island Library | 5:30pm – 6:30 pm

3rd & 4th Thursdays  | Centreville Library | 5:30pm – 6:30 pm


Talbot County Circuit Court House | 410-770-6806

11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601

Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM 


Wicomico County | 410 548-7107


Anne Arundel County | 410-280-5374

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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