Pro bono legal assistance may be available to individuals experiencing hardship related to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19. Information about pro bono resources may be found at the following links.
MSBA Lawyer Referral Information
Through a contract with the Maryland judiciary, the Maryland Center for Legal Assistance operates the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center. Attorneys who work at the Center provide legal assistance to individuals who don't have an attorney (no income limit) on certain civil matters.
Contact the Maryland Center for Legal Assistance
The walk-in centers are closed but phone/chat lines are still open.
Assist Northern Virginia residents in need
Northern Virginia Family Service is seeking food, grocery gift cards, goods and donations in support of neighbors in need.Learn More
Give blood to your local Red Cross
COVID-19 is having a serious impact on the blood supply in our community. Please make an appointment to donate. Locations are available in DC, Rockville and Fairfax.Learn More
Help feed DC area families
The Capital Area Food Bank is raising money that directly goes to feeding those facing food insecurity because of lost wages, unemployment, and illness.Learn More
Help local organizations respond
United Way of the National Capital Area has launched an Emergency Assistance Fund to help community-based organizations deliver economic assistance and access to vital food and basic needs supplies.Learn More
Help survivors of domestic violence
The District Alliance for Safe Housing has a Survivor Resilience Fund providing rapid support for survivors of domestic violence and their children.Learn More
Provide relief for residents of Jubilee Housing
Jubilee Housing is holding an Emergency Drive to support their residents who are unable to buy food and pay their bills at this time.Learn More
Support older residents and the homeless
Miriam’s Kitchen has created an Emergency Flex Fund to support older individuals with complicating health factors and those experiencing homelessness.Learn More
Support restaurant workers affected by the crisis
Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington members have started Hook Hall Helps to support restaurant and foodservice industry workers seeking assistance.Learn More
The Maryland Office of the Attorney General offers a Hotline through their Consumer Protection Division to answer Marylanders’ questions related to consumer problems and health issues.
Individuals who are looking for volunteer opportunities in Maryland related to coronavirus can find helpful information and other resources on Governor Hogan‘s webpage.
This website is provided as a resource for learning basic legal competencies on a variety of topics that affect the university.
Disclaimer Notice: These materials are presented here for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on a particular matter. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances relating to an issue. For legal advice on a particular university matter within your official responsibilities, please consult with a member of the Office of General Counsel.