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The Harford County Bar Foundation operates a pro bono legal services program, providing intake and referral services to low-income persons with civil legal problems.

Services Offered Through Harford County Bar Foundation

Civil Pro Bono & Reduced Fee

This is a program that financially qualified individuals and their families may apply for and if accepted into the HCBF program are placed with an attorneys who provide pro bono (for free).  It also places income eligible individuals with attorneys who will represent them on a reduced fee basis. The areas of law in which the legal services are placed include: family law, housing, bankruptcy, consumer, foreclosure, and estates and trust.

Lawyer Referral Services

In addition to the reduced fee and pro bono services, there is a lawyer referral service. This service is offered to members of the Harford County Bar Association who participate in our various programs. This service refers the public to attorneys for representation in all areas of law. HCBF does not charge for this service.  Fees are arranged directly between clients and attorneys.

Criminal Reduced Fee Program

HCBF's criminal reduced fee program coordinates efforts with the Office of Public Defender. If an individual is ineligible for free representation under the Office of the Public Defender income guidelines, the Office of the Public Defender refers cases to the criminal reduced fee program. The lawyer referral service places these cases with local attorneys who will charge the individual a reduced fee to handle the case. (HCBF charges a $50 administrative fee for this service.

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