How Do I
Navigating Maryland's Legal Process
This section gives you information to help you resolve your conflict through a Maryland District or Circuit Court. Unlike the other parts of the site that focus on the law itself, this section focuses on the legal process. It addresses the steps you need to go through to evaluate your situation, file (or respond to) a case, prepare for court, and even appeal or enforce a decision, as needed. It covers many key topics that you will need in order to be successful, such as how to draft complaints, locate the parties to include in the suit, find out more facts about the case, research the law, and present your case.
This section is only a very general guide and does not and cannot cover everything that might come up in every case. If you choose to go forward with your case, you will likely need to continue to research both the law and process for your case. Law libraries, self-help centers, and attorney advisors can help you with information and advice as your case progresses.
A word about lawsuits: suing someone can take a great deal of time and energy. Some conflicts can be resolved outside of the courts. Be realistic about how much time you are willing to put into your case. Finally, use all of the information on this site to learn as much as you can about both the law and procedure to prepare.