Legal Resources

Public Justice Center

The Public Justice Center  has a comprehensive guide to your rights for accessing paid sick leave, family medical leave, unemployment benefits, changes in employment status and more.

Self-Help Centers

Maryland provides free legal help in civil cases for individuals who do not have a lawyer.  Walk-in self-help centers are temporarily closed to protect the health and safety of court visitors and staff, but the Center is still operating by phone and by live chat.  Call 410-260-1392 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or Chat from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Maryland Advance Directive: Planning For Future Health Care Decisions

The Office of the Attorney General has made available a publication (which includes forms) that you can use to plan for future health care decisions . The form is optional; other forms are also legally valid. If you have any legal questions about your personal situation, you should consult your own lawyer. If you decide to make an advance directive, be sure to talk about it with those close to you.