Civil Law Self-Help Center

Howard County Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City
Sandy Brewer
Event Description

The Civil Law Center is located in the Law Library in the Circuit Court. An attorney will provide free legal assistance in civil non-domestic matters to walk-in visitors. Some areas of the law that are civil include:

  • landlord/tenant
  • contracts
  • small claims
  • advance medical directives
  • expunging records
  • homeowner association disputes.

Visitors must be self-represented and have low income to qualify for service. No appointment is necessary.

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