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  • MD Entrepreneur's GuideMaryland Entrepreneur's Guide
    A concise guide to federal and Maryland financing and support programs for emerging companies brought to you by the original contributors, including members of the MSBA Business Law Section.
    Click here to read online or download the guide.

  • Sixty Plus Legal Program - The Elder Law Section co-sponsors the Sixty Plus Legal Program (preparation of simple wills, advance directives, and deeds for seniors with low and moderate incomes) and the Medical Assistance Long Term Care Representation Program (representation of individuals improperly denied nursing home Medicaid coverage). 

  • Assisted Living in Maryland: What You Need to Know - 73 page book Assisted Living in Maryland, What You Need to Know.  The publication was created to help individuals and families make smart and informed choices about assisted living facilities in Maryland. 
    The publication is in PDF format and requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the document. 

  • Disaster Plan - Legal Guide for Victims of Mass Disasters- This information is a public service provided by the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Red Cross.

  • Fee Disputes - The MSBA's Committee on the Resolution of Fee Disputes is a public service for clients who have a fee dispute with their attorney. 

  • Lawyer Referral Services - Many counties in Maryland provide lawyer referral services for individuals looking for an attorney. Listed here are the counties which provide lawyer referral services. Please contact these counties directly for information.

  • Legal Information Brochures - The Maryland State Bar Association offers a series of easy-to-read guides designed to inform the public about common legal problems. These brochures are free to the public. The public may order up to 100 copies of a brochure.

  • Living Trusts - This article has been developed jointly by the Estate & Trust Law Section and the Offices of the Registers of Wills. The Section would like to thank Edwin G. Fee, Jr., Sheldon S. Satisky, Francis E. Yeatman, and Frederick R. Franke, Jr. for the time and effort that they have contributed to this project.
    Offices of the Registers of Wills

  • Maryland Lawyers' Manual - The most comprehensive lawyer and judge directory in Maryland which also includes a complete directory of government agencies.

  • Maryland State Bar Association Code of Civility - In May 1997, the Maryland State Bar Association’s Board of Governors approved the following aspirational Code of Civility for all lawyers and judges in Maryland. MSBA encourages all Maryland lawyers and judges to honor and voluntarily adhere to the standards set forth in these codes. Civility is the cornerstone of the legal profession.

  • Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know - This information should help you evaluate nursing homes and alternatives, plan your finances and discuss your wishes with your family.

  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland - The mission of the Pro Bono Resource Center is to ensure equal access to justice to Maryland's poor through volunteer legal services. This mission is accomplished by matching volunteer attorneys with legal services organizations dedicated to serving the unrepresented.

  • Speakers' Bureau - Over 150 attorneys across the state volunteer their time and knowledge to speak to community and civic groups and associations and schools on a variety of topics from a general legal perspective. The MSBA will assist you in locating and scheduling an appropriate speaker for your group's unique needs and concerns.
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