Community Law Center
Community Law Center is Maryland’s only legal services organization dedicated solely to strengthening neighborhoods and the nonprofit sector.
For over 30 years, Community Law Center’s attorneys have been providing learning opportunities and direct legal representation for neighborhood-led groups, community associations, grassroots organizations, and small nonprofits in Maryland with a strong concentration in Baltimore City. Community Law Center is the legal partner for neighborhood organizations and nonprofits that lack the financial resources to pay for private legal representation.
Legal Services Referral
Provides legal services to community and nonprofit organizations throughout Maryland to promote stronger nonprofits and more vibrant neighborhoods.
If your nonprofit organization is incorporated in Maryland, and you would like to discuss a brief legal matter with an attorney, please sign up for brief legal advice and Community Law Center will schedule a time for an attorney to talk with you. Request an appointment.
If your nonprofit organization is in need of legal representation, please download the Community Law Center's Application for Legal Services along with the nonrefundable application fee and all requested information for the organization. Downloadable application and additional FAQ.
Once received, the Application for Legal Services will be reviewed. A Community Law Center staff member may contact the applicant for additional information. Once an application is accepted by Community Law Center, Community Law Center will seek an appropriate staff or volunteer attorney to match with the organization. Finding a match generally takes three to four weeks after all information has been received. Community Law Center cannot guarantee placement of all cases. However, Community Law Center has a long history of successfully matching organizations with attorneys.
Online intake form URL: Application for Legal Services
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): No
Office days/hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Cost or fee (describe): Nonrefundable application fee per legal issue and based on your organization's annual budget
Eligibility-residence-county: Statewide program
Baltimore, MD 21211
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