The Frederick County Courthouse offers a free self-help clinic for income-qualified people involved in a divorce or custody case in Frederick County. The phone number is: (240) 285-9675. Text messages are received on Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You may call on Monday or Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free legal help in civil cases for individuals who do not have an attorney is available by calling (410) 260-1392 on Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Chat is also available at: https://mdcourts.gov/helpcenter.
Services may also be obtained from the Maryland Legal Aid – Midwestern Maryland Office by telephone at (301) 694-7414 or by applying online at: https://mdlaboi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=129&h=daa817&.
For assistance with criminal matters, please contact the Office of the Public Defender, 100 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701, telephone: (301) 600-1988.