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Do I Qualify?

MVLS provides pro bono legal representation to Marylanders with limited income in civil legal matters. Eligible clients are matched with a volunteer lawyer who has the skill and expertise to provide quality legal representation.

Geographic Areas MVLS Serves

MVLS provides pro bono legal services to individuals in every Maryland county, except Montgomery, Prince George’s, Allegany Counties, and the eastern shore counties of Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent and Caroline. These jurisdictions have local pro bono agencies. MVLS, however, will handle a few specialized matters in these jurisdictions including, tax disputes with the IRS and legal assistance for nonprofit organizations.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

An intake paralegal will let you know if your income falls within our guidelines when you call.  Household income may not exceed 50% of the Maryland median income.

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $27,678 $2,306 $532
2 $36,194 $3,016 $696
3 $44,710 $3,726 $860
4 $53,226 $4,436 $1,024
5 $61,742 $5,145 $1,187
6 $70,258 $5,855 $1,351

 

Income Eligibility Guidelines- Foreclosure

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $38,749 $3,229 $745
2 $50,672 $4,223 $974
3 $62,594 $5,216 $1,204
4 $74,516 $6,210 $1,433
5 $86,439 $7,203 $1,662
6 $98,361 $8,197 $1,892

 

Income Eligibility Guidelines- Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $29,175 $2,431 $561
2 $39,325 $3,194 $756
3 $49,475 $4,122 $951
4 $59,625 $4,969 $1,147
5 $69,775 $5,815 $1,342
6 $79,925 $6,660 $1,537
7 $90,075 $7,506 $1,732
8 $100,225 $8,352 $1,927
For each additional person, add $10,150 $846 $195

Types of Cases MVLS Accepts

Administration of Small Estates

Adult Guardianship

Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 only)

Child Custody

Collections

Consumer Disputes

Criminal Record Expungement

Deed Changes

Denial of Public Benefits

Divorce

Foreclosure

Landlord/Tenant Conflicts

Living Wills

Name Changes

Power of Attorney

School Suspensions

Income Tax Disputes

Wills