This section is designed to help you get information about court processes and find legal help.
Find information you need by clicking on a topic on the menu at the left. The pages you visit will include information about
- Which court handles different kinds of cases
- How to start or respond to a court case
- What happens at court
- What resources, court services and forms are available
- How to find legal help
Other useful resources:
There is another important website that contains more detailed information about Maryland law. Visit the People’s Law Library to find more about the law, links to Maryland laws and court rules, and in-depth information to help you understand the legal issues in your case. The People’s Law Library is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, a court-related agency of the Maryland Judiciary, and supported by Maryland's non-profit legal services providers.
Where Can I Go for Help?
You can use the links below to find a private lawyer, or to find free or low-cost legal help from a Maryland legal services program. Most free or low-cost legal programs can help only if you qualify on the basis of your income. Contact individual programs to see if you qualify for help.
You can also visit one of the court self-help centers. At these centers you can speak directly with a lawyer who can help you understand your options, get court forms, and help you represent yourself in court.
Finally, you may visit the Maryland State Law Library or one of the many Circuit Court Law Libraries across the State. You can get copies of laws, cases, court information, use computers and receive help from a court librarian.