How We Help

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The Women’s Law Center of Maryland provides free legal services to help you protect your legal rights.

Assistance is provided in the areas of family law, domestic violence and employment law. Our hotlines allow you to talk with an attorney who will give you information to help you understand your legal problem and tell you about community resources. Through the legal representation projects, you may be able to get a free lawyer to represent you in your case. The educational materials can help you understand the law and your rights.

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence

The Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project (POARP) can provide you with a free attorney to represent you in protection order hearings if you have been abused by an intimate partner and your case is in Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Carroll County.

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Immigration Remedies

The Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI) provides immigration legal services to foreign-born Maryland residents who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human sex trafficking. If you have been the victim of any of these crimes, we may be able to help determine whether you qualify for legal status in the U. S.

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Family Law

Family law cases can be confusing and emotional. Issues that involve custody, divorce, visitation and child support have a profound impact on you and your family. Understanding your legal rights and how the legal system works will help you get the best results. This information will help you to make good decisions, find available services, and protect your rights.

Family Law Hotline: 1-800-845-8550

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Employment law services

Employment Law

Pay inequality, discrimination in hiring and promotions, and sexual harassment are inequities that have legal remedies. The Employment Law Hotline allows you to talk to an experienced employment law attorney to learn about the law and your rights in the workplace.

Employment Law Hotline: 1-877-422-9500

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Client testimonial

The Women’s Law Center was a great resource of compassion, strength, and support. I firmly believe that without their help I wouldn’t be here today.

Domestic Abuse Client Testimonial

If you are a victim of domestic violence you have to report the abuse. That is the only way to get out of the fear of the abuser. I reported and found the Women’s Law Center. My life changed at that moment.

Maria, MEDOVI Client


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