Allegany Law is a legal services program assisting low-income clients and seniors in Allegany County in Western Maryland in civil cases. Assistance includes referrals to pro bono attorneys and representation by contract attorneys providing reduced fee assistance through legal clinics and court representation. Eligible clients are provided assistance with their cases at no cost. Allegany Law was founded by the Bar Association of Allegany County in 1997.

Programs and Clinics

Pro Bono Legal Representation

Private attorneys in Allegany County accept pro bono cases from our organization. Clients must meet our income eligibility guidelines and fall into our case priorities. Once an intake applicant is approved for services, staff seek volunteer attorneys to represent the client with their legal matter. Service priorities for placement of cases are as follows: family law; housing emphasizing distressed homeowners and foreclosure-related tenant problems senior self-determination including advance directives, powers of attorney and deeds; consumer finance; and income maintenance.

Judicare Program

Provides free legal services to clients who otherwise would be unable to afford representation in contested family law matters. The case must be in  Allegany Count and fall under our case priorities.  You will be asked to provide proof of your income and will go through a screening process before your case is placed with an attorney. Clients will usually use the services of the Family Law Self-Help Clinic to initiate the case and then seek a placement in the Judicare Program after the opposing party has been served and responds. Attorneys who participate in the Judicare program are paid a significantly reduced fee by Allegany Law Foundation.

Family Law Self-Help Clinics

Attorneys assist with the completion of family law (domestic relations) court forms. This service is open to the public, without charge and without screening for income.

Every Tuesday 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Circuit Court Annex
59 Prospect Square
Cumberland, MD 21502

Foreclosure Prevention

Since 2008, Allegany Law has joined with other Maryland legal services programs and housing counselors to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. Volunteer attorneys meet with eligible clients to discuss options, answer questions about the foreclosure process and represent homeowners at foreclosure mediations and judicial proceedings. If you have not yet defaulted on your mortgage payment, but may be at risk of defaulting, please call to apply for advice. Assistance is available to residents of Allegany County to prevent foreclosure or negotiate leaving your home.

Services for Seniors

Allegany Law works through Human Resource Development Commission (HRDC) to provide free services to people over the age of 60 without regard to income and assets in priority areas of law. The areas of law include income maintenance, health care, housing, employment, age discrimination/civil rights, protective services, landlord/tenant relations and custody/visitation. Staff will also assist with advance directives and powers of attorney. Requests for wills are referred to private attorneys.

Department of Social Services Outreach

​Do you have a civil legal problem and need an attorney? Staff from Allegany Law Foundation, Inc. will be on sight to provide program information and a brief eligibility screening. For more information contact (301) 722-3390.

The 1st Thursday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Allegany County Department of Social Services
1 Frederick Street.
Cumberland, MD 21502

Free Wills for Veterans

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces living in Allegany County can have a FREE simple will prepared by a Maryland Volunteer Attorney.

Call Allegany Law Foundation at (301) 722-3390 to learn more about this FREE opportunity.

In order to qualify a low-income screening is required. Certain asset and income guidelines may apply.

Latest News and Events

Foreclosure Solutions Workshop

Are you struggling to pay your mortgage? Have unpaid property taxes? Problems paying your Reverse Mortgage? Other financial concerns? A FREE Foreclosure Solutions Workshop will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Allegany Law Foundation,...

Asset Protection and Estate Planning Seminar

On Wednesday, November 14 at 10:30 am, Alexander Miltenberger of Miltenberger Law Office will be holding a Free Asset Protection and Estate Planning Seminar. This Free seminar will be held at Cumberland Senior Center, 125 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, MD. Staff from...

Homeless Resource Day

The Annual Homeless Resource Day will be held on Friday, November 2 at Allegany College of Maryland. Staff from Allegany Law Foundation and a volunteer attorney will be available to provide program information, referral resources and brief legal advice on Civil Legal...

Free-First Time Homebuyer Education Workshop

CO-SPONSORED BY ALLEGANY COUNTY HRDC AND ALLGEANY LAW FOUNDATION This Free workshop will be held Tuesday, October 30 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Allegany County HRDC, 125 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, MD. Workshop Topics include overview of homeownership, money management,...

Senior Fall Fling

The annual Senior Fall Fling will be held on September 21, 2018 at Allegany County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Staff from Allegany Law Foundation will be on site to provide program information and handouts to local senior citizens. Come out and join us for...

Allegany Law Foundation Inc.

110 Greene Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 722-3390
(301) 722-3393 fax

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm
Intake Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am – Noon