Community Legal Services of Prince George's County
Community Legal Services (CLS) of Prince George’s County has a mission to provide education, advice, and/or representation to low-income litigants in civil legal matters in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The legal services are provided by lawyers of Prince George's County and professional staff. CLS provides brief legal advice, free or reduced fee legal representation, and legal education. CLS provides assistance in matters involving: divorce, custody, child support, visitation, domestic violence, guardianship, unpaid wages, foreclosure, bankruptcy and other non-fee generating cases.
Pro Bono Program
CLS's Lawyer Referral Program provides legal representation to qualified clients. Clients are screened for income eligibility and the facts of the case are reviewed. Assistance is provided in cases involving: divorce, custody, child support, visitation, domestic violence, guardianship, foreclosure prevention, wills, landlord/tenant, unpaid wages, tort defense, bankruptcy, and other non-fee generating civil legal matters.
Apply for free legal representation by calling our main office or apply on-line. Hotline is available in English and Spanish. Clients are screened for income eligibility and case priority. An application fee $25 is charged for processing the application for the lawyer referral (waivers available).
Apply by phone
- 240-391-6370 • MD Relay 800-735-2258 (TTY)
- Tuesday, Thursday or Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Submit your online application any time of the day.
Online intake form URL: Online Intake Form
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Office days/hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Condition of waiver (describe): Waived if under Federal Poverty Guidelines
Cost or fee (describe): $25 referral fee
Eligibility-residence-county: Case must be in Prince George's County
Eligibility-income: Maryland Legal Services Corporation Guidelines
Consumer: Full Representation
Divorce: Full Representation
Domestic Violence: Full Representation
Expungement: Full Representation
Employment: Full Representation
Guardianship: Full Representation
Housing - Landlord/Tenant: Full Representation
Wills, Estates, Probate: Full Representation
Other Topics: Full Representation
Se habla Español: Full Representation
Riverdale , MD 20737
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