Maryland Courts

Legal Assistance Programs/Pro Bono Services

Maryland Courts Self-Help Centers
Free legal help with your civil matter

Self-Help Center

8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday

Pro Bono services are legal services provided by attorneys who are volunteering their time “pro bono publico”, or “for the public good”. At the Circuit Court for Howard County, there are 2 pro bono programs designed to provide free legal assistance to low-income self-represented litigants.

If you are interested in information about resolving a dispute out of court through Collaborative Practice, please go to

Collaborative Law is a structured process that provides the opportunity to deal with concerns without resorting to litigation. The services provided by Collaborative Project of Maryland are offered to those who meet its low income guidelines.