For Legal Help please check the Members Directory or Call the BAFC Lawyer Referral Service at 410-337-9100.

In the Frederick Courthouse:

Family Law Pro Bono Clinic:

The Family Law Self Help Center appointment line has been suspended until further notice. You will not be able to leave a message on this number. Please contact Maryland Court Help. (Contact information below.)

Maryland Court Help Centers:

FREE legal help in civil cases for individuals who do not have a lawyer.  Speak with a lawyer by phone, by chat, or in person.

Lawyers will answer questions on a full range of civil case types handled by both Circuit Courts and District Court. Legal issues include: 

  • Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Family Law Matters (divorce, custody, child support, and guardianship)
  • Small and Large Claims
  • Expungement and Shielding of Records
  • Consumer Matters (car repossessions, debt collection, and credit card cases)
  • Return of Property (replevin and detinue)
  • Domestic Violence/Peace Orders
  • Foreclosure
Phone: 410-260-1392; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
In Person: Frederick County Courthouse, 100 W. Patrick Street, Basement, Frederick, MD 21701; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Maryland Legal Aid:

Individuals seeking pro bono (free) representation in a Frederick County case are encourage to contact Maryland Legal Aid – Midwestern Maryland Office for assistance.  They have an online intake form that can be accessed HERE or you can call or go in person (please see below for hours)

22 S. Market ST., STE. 11
Frederick, MD 21701

Local Phone Number: 1-301- 694-7414
Toll Free Phone Number: 1-888-465-2468
Fax: (301) 698-263

Walk-In Intake Hours: 
Monday – Thursday 9:30 AM – 4 PM
(Please allow 30 minutes to conduct an intake.)

Telephone Intake Hours: 
Monday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PMThursday 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM