Legal

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Call the Judge's Chambers at 410-479-2303 for an appointment to gain access to the library. The Judge's Chambers are open from 8:30 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday. The Law Library is not available on Monday or Tuesday mornings.

Circuit Court House
109 Market Street, Room 200
Denton, MD 21629
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The Women’s Law Center’s free hotlines answer questions about family law. Hotlines are staffed by experienced attorneys. While hotline attorneys cannot represent you in court, they will provide basic information to help you understand your rights and tell you about other community resources to help you. Hotline services are anonymous and are available to men and women.

1-800-845-8550
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BNI's Tenant-Landlord Hotline serves residential landlords and tenants throughout Maryland, with the exception of Montgomery County. The hotline handles more than 20,000 calls annually and there is no charge to callers for the service. Hotline Counselors provide both landlords and tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities under Maryland Tenant–Landlord Law and refer callers to other state and local resources such as rent court, small claims court, the local housing code enforcement office, and other legal resources where appropriate. Counselors are unable to provide callers with referrals to lawyers.

1-800-487-6007
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Legal Aid handles civil, not criminal, cases. Priorities for general civil legal services are eligible limited custody cases, housing, income maintenance (public benefits), and consumer/finance. Other vulnerable populations, such as senior citizens, migrant and seasonal farm workers, and nursing home and assisted living residents, receive specialized representation. Depending on the circumstances and available resources, the Legal Aid Bureau provides representation at hearings and trials, legal advice, and referral to other sources of assistance.

Contact: 
Cheryl Chiccone, Office Manager, Legal Advocate
410-763-9676 or 1-800-477-2543
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Provides a variety of services to victims of domestic abuse. These include a 24 hour hotline, crisis intervention at hospitals and police stations, counseling and support, a shelter, assistance with legal proceedings, information and referrals, outreach and assistance for Spanish speaking victims, transitional assistance, intervention and prevention to community, and prevention education in the schools. Speakers are available for community education and training. There is an Abuser Intervention Program. Volunteers accepted. Cell phone donations are accepted.

Contact: 
Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director
410-690-3222 or 1-800-927-4673 (24-hour hotline)
P.O. Box 5
Denton, MD 21629
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Provides self-represented litigants in Maryland state courts with information about the law, including summaries of the law, links to primary and secondary legal sources and referrals for legal services. The site gives the highest priority to selecting for content development topics that closely relate to civil case types most frequently handled in Maryland state courts by self-represented parties. We provide information on Maryland and federal law affecting Marylanders and their families in a number of topics, including housing, family law, domestic violence, consumer law, and state and federal benefit programs. There is also a directory of legal service organizations and links to websites of legal providers that may be able to assist you in resolving your matter. In addition, site staff maintains a calendar of events for the general public who need legal information.

410-260-1392
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If you are a Maryland resident 60 years or older, and you need legal help, please call the Senior Legal Helpline, 866-635-2948 (866-MD LAW 4 U). You can also call or visit the office nearest you.

(410) 763-9676
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Through its family law programs, the Women’s Law Center provides individuals with information and legal assistance in family law cases.

1-800-845-8550
305 West Chesapeake Ave, Suite 201
Towson, MD 21204