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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, Protective Orders/Peace Orders or appeals. 

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 9:30 am - 3 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.

COMPLETE AN ONLINE INTAKE TO GET THE PROCESS STARTED!

 

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 9:30 am - 3:00 pm | 410.690.8128

Chestertown 103 Church Alley 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

IN PERSON CLINICS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFIE FOR ASSISTANCE

410.690.8128

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. 

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

Family Law Project provides legal assistance for divorce, custody, child support and other family law related matters. This project has the highest volume of requests among our programs. The need for child custody assistance has increased by over 80% just in the last year due to the opioid crisis --we prioritize providing services for these impacted families. 

Elder Law Project provides elderly clients with personal, confidential legal advice through free legal clinics. Clients can obtain wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives free of charge. MSPB recently launched a new initiative to provide legal guidance for caregivers seeking to obtain guardianship of elderly or disabled adults in response to increased requests for this assistance. 

Consumer Debt and Housing Project assists people struggling with foreclosure, consumer debt, bankruptcy, employment/record expungements, housing and other matters preventing them from achieving economic stability. In November 2019, MSPB will launch a financial and legal literacy outreach campaign featuring a series of workshops aimed at educating clients about household budgeting, renting and buying a home, expungement and navigating unemployment. 

Restorative Justice Project offers several Alternate Dispute Resolution options for youth and adults facing complex legal issues, crime and conflict. We make Community Conferencing available for incident-based referrals and utilize Restorative Dialogue Circles as a proactive tool for engaging youth in safe open discussions. Our goal is to provide options for keeping our region’s youth out of the juvenile justice system. 

Immigrant Assistance Project provides secure, safe legal assistance and counseling to immigrants living and working in our community. The Eastern Shore is home to an increasing number of immigrants due to the high demand for farmworkers and other laborers. MSPB has seen the demand for services in this project triple over the last year.  MSPB is accredited by the Department of Justice to provide limited immigration legal services and works with a small panel of volunteer attorneys to provide legal guidance for immigration, asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and deportation defense.  MSPB is currently expanding its services to include standby guardianships for children of immigrants in danger of being detained or deported.

 

 

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