WHAT IS JUSTADVICE?
A project of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Clinical Program, JustAdvice provides low cost legal consultation to Maryland residents. The program began operating in June 2009 and was restricted and relaunched in April 2010 into its current form. Since its creation in 2009, the JustAdvice Clinic has served over 2,600 individuals providing legal advice on a broad range of legal issues including family law, housing, criminal, employment, expungement, insurance, elder law, tax, civil, and social security.
The program’s goal is to increase access to justice within the Baltimore community by providing a low cost alternative for individuals in need of legal advice who do not qualify for Legal Aid, but may not have the resources to hire a private attorney.
WHAT DOES JUSTADVICE DO?
JustAdvice hosts two three-hour sessions each week at various locations. For only $10, customers receive up to 30 minutes with an experienced attorney to discuss their legal issue. During this meeting, customers can gain a better understanding of the legal issues they face and receive advice on how to proceed in order to resolve those issues. JustAdvice will assist with family law, housing, criminal, employment, expungement, insurance, SSI, tax, elder law cases. Besides providing legal advice, JustAdvice can also help with expungement of court records for only the cost of court filings.
WHAT IF I WANT TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
You are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment. However, walk-ins are also welcome. Walk-ins please note that we do not accept appointments one hour prior to the end of session. For example, if a session ends at 3PM, a walk-in must arrive before 2PM in order to receive legal advice. Customers who would like to schedule an appointment can do so by calling 410-929-4809, sending an e-mail to JustAdvice@law.umaryland.edu, or filling out the form in the Contact Us portion of the site.