Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA)

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Maryland Legal Aid, the Maryland Center for Legal Assistance does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation. Through a contract with the Administrative Office of the Courts, MCLA operates the District Court Help Resource Centers in Baltimore City, Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro, and Salisbury and the Maryland Courts Help Centers in Annapolis and Frederick.

The Help Centers deal with a wide range of civil legal matters, including landlord-tenant, consumer matters such as debt collection and credit card cases, child support, and criminal record expungements to remove barriers to obtaining housing, employment, and child custody.


All visitors will be required to properly wear a face mask or face covering while in our offices. New procedures are in place that will likely slow down the process at our offices, including increased cleaning between visitors. Only the person with the legal issue will be allowed into the office. 


Maryland Courts Help Centers

Annapolis (call center only)
410-260-1392

Telephone Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Live Chat Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m

Frederick
Walk-In Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
100 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701


Family Law Help Center

Walk-In Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m  

Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County
8 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401


District Court Help Centers

Walk-In Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Baltimore City
501 E. Fayette St, 3rd Fl.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Catonsville
1 Rolling Cross Rd, 2nd Fl.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Glen Burnie
7500 Governor Ritchie Hwy.
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Rockville
191 E. Jefferson St.
Rockville, MD 20850

Salisbury
201 Baptist St.
Salisbury, MD 21801

Upper Marlboro
14735 Main St.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772