Directory of Programs


For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit The People's Law Library of Maryland.

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Andrews AFB
11th Wing JA (Legal Assistance)
1500 W. Perimeter Road, Suite 2110
Andrews AFB, MD 20762
Phone DSN: 612-5750 Commercial: (240) 612-5750
Visit Andrews AFB Website

Fort Meade
9804 Love Road, Suite 307
Fort Meade, MD 20755
Phone: 301-677-0658, 622-0658

Aberdeen Proving Ground
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Legal Assistance, Bldg. 4305, Room 317
Susquehanna, Avenue
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005-5001
Phone: (410) 278-1583/1459 DSN 298-1583/1459
Visit Aberdeen Proving Ground Website

Fort Detrick
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison
521 Fraim Street
Bldg 521, Room 1
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-9223
DSN: 343-2065/2221
Commercial: (301) 619-2065/2221
Visit Fort Detrick Website

Fort Meade Garrison
4217 Morrison Street
Fort Meade, Maryland 20755
Phone: 301-677-9504/9536
Visit Fort Meade Website

National Naval Medical Center
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bldg 1, 7th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
Main: (301-319-7828) or (301) 295-2215
DSN: 295-7828

Military-Specific Programs:

Maryland Bar Association Special Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Military Law

Maryland Legal Aid "Joining Forces" Project

Maryland Legal Aid’s “Joining Forces” project is a telephone hotline staffed by volunteer lawyers specifically for low-income veterans (regardless of discharge status) to receive brief advice for their civil legal issues. The Joining Forces Project assists in the following areas of law: Veterans benefits, public benefits, consumer, housing, family(i.e. custody), and foreclosure issues. In instances where more extensive legal representation is needed, they have qualified volunteer lawyers that may be available to provide full representation.

The Joining Force's hotline operates Tuesdays 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Their hotline number is 443-863-4040.
Address: 500 E. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-863-4040
Maryland Legal Aid Website