About Us

Community Law Center is Maryland’s only legal services organization dedicated solely to strengthening neighborhoods and the nonprofit sector.

Community Law Center empowers communities and nonprofits that lack the financial resources to pay for private legal representation. Through our programs, we have assisted in the growth of hundreds of community associations and nonprofits, facilitated the revitalization of blighted land and vacant structures, reduced crime and nuisance activities stemming from residential and commercial properties, and helped communities and nonprofits accomplish their goals and achieve their missions.

Community Law Center has provided countless hours of free legal services to organizations working to make positive change. These legal services are provided by staff attorneys through our Community Legal Services Program or volunteer attorneys through our Pro Bono Program. With staff attorneys and hundreds of volunteer attorneys, Community Law Center is equipped to provide representation to neighborhoods and nonprofits for all of their legal needs.

In addition to direct legal representation, Community Law Center also develops self-help publications, workshops, and training programs for our pro bono attorneys, clients, and community leaders.