State Resources

Maryland Access to Justice Commissionwww.mdaccesstojustice.org – The aim of the renewed Maryland Access to Justice Commission (previously part of the Maryland Judiciary) is to expand access to the courts system for those who cannot afford legal representation in civil cases, as well as to increase Marylanders’ knowledge of the importance of their legal rights and what they can be denied. This independent entity will drive systemic change and pave the way for legal awareness, equal access, fair outcomes and just laws for every Marylander who encounters the civil justice system.

Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commissionwww.mdcourts.gov/macro/index.html – The Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission’s website discusses the Commission’s vision, committees, members, and rules, as it seeks to expand alternative methods of resolving disputes throughout Maryland’s communities, government agencies, courts, businesses, and schools.

Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations www.marylandnonprofits.org – Maryland Nonprofits offers a full range of services designed to help all nonprofits more effectively serve the community.

Maryland Community Services Locatorwww.mdcsl.org – The Maryland Community Services Locator was developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at the University of Maryland, College Park and is a free tool for connecting people to community services. The locator includes contact information, maps, directions, and other details for over 9,000 social service, health service and criminal justice programs across the State of Maryland.

MDJustice.orgwww.mdjustice.org – This site is designed as a forum for Maryland lawyers and advocates serving the poor. The mission of the site sponsors is to provide a platform for increased collaboration, coordination and information sharing among the many public interest law advocates in Maryland.

Maryland Judiciarywww.mdcourts.gov – The Maryland Judiciary page contains a wealth of information about Maryland’s court system. It includes contact information for all Maryland judges and clerk’s offices, Judiciary Newsletters, job announcements, Opinions of the Courts of Appeals and Special Appeals, family law resources, and links to the web sites of Maryland bar associations.

Maryland Legal Services DirectoryLegal Help – Includes links to websites of MLSC Grantees.

Maryland State Bar Associationwww.msba.org – Information about activities of the state’s bar association.

People’s Law Librarywww.peoples-law.org – The People’s Law Library website provides legal and self-help information on Maryland and federal law affecting low and moderate income people and their families.