MCLA Pro Bono Program

In 2020, the Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) provided legal advice and assistance to over 96,000 self-represented individuals via consultations in-person, online, and over the phone. MCLA seeks volunteer attorneys to help build upon MCLA’s services and to help improve access to justice to self-represented litigants in Maryland.

Three distinct opportunities are available for providing pro bono legal services in a variety of areas, including family law, landlord-tenant, debt collection, peace and protective orders, expungement and foreclosure.

  • Phone Legal Assistance – Attorneys provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants from the comfort of their own offices at convenient times and dates within the hours of Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm. Training on MCLA’s phone software is provided.
  • Live Chat Legal Assistance – Attorneys provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants from the comfort of their own offices at convenient times and dates within the hours of Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm. Training on MCLA’s chat software is provided.
  • In-Person Walk-In Services – Attorneys provide legal assistance at select walk-in locations to self-represented litigants in District Court matters. Flexible volunteer hours at your convenience Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Attorneys provide advice and assistance in completing court forms, responding to motions, drafting complaints and making referrals to appropriate resources. You can gain substantive experience in a new area of law or lend your expertise in an area of law in which you practice to those most in need.





Pro Bono Registration Form