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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service can help you resolve your civil legal issue by matching you with a volunteer lawyer who will represent you for free. Services are provided regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, age, religion, disability status, sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender presentation, immigration status, or sexual orientation. Please note that you must qualify for our services by meeting our income, case type and geographic guidelines.  You can apply for services by calling our telephone intake line or submitting an online application. Más información en español.

Telephone Intake

(410) 547-6537 (Baltimore metro area)

(800) 510-0050

Intake hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We understand these times are not convenient for everyone. You may apply for services anytime online by clicking the button below.

Online Intake

Tax Hotline


For questions about the Economic Impact Payment (tax stimulus checks) or other tax issues, please call the Tax Hotline (Monday – Friday | 10 am – 4 pm) at 443-451-4091. Callers outside of those times may leave a message, and calls will be returned.

Human Trafficking Prevention Project


HTPP staff and volunteer attorneys provide free legal representation to survivors of trafficking and other clients who have traded sex or experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, housing instability, and/or other types of trauma or inequities that make them more vulnerable to exploitation. The HTPP can assist with criminal record relief, family law matters, consumer debt, name and gender marker change, tax controversy, and other civil legal issues. 

Client Confidentiality Policy

If you have concerns about MVLS or your volunteer attorney, you can find the MVLS grievance policy here.  You can also file a complaint with the Attorney Grievance Commission

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