Annotated Code of Maryland (Md. Code)
Note—The code is not available at any official web site (except for the legislature’s on-line version, which is hardly usable; it is linked under Additional Resources below), but a version provided by LexisNexis is available.
Annotated Code of Maryland [Md. Legislature] — This is a peculiar database, very hard to use. Annotations are not provided in this internet version.
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Maryland Residents [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Maryland law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Maryland.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service This service matches experienced lawyers with low-income individuals who need legal help on personal matters in civil cases (not criminal cases). There is no charge for legal services for individuals who meet income-eligibility requirements.
Peoples Law Library of Maryland [Maryland State Law Library] — This is “a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, a court-related agency of the Maryland Judiciary, and supported by Maryland’s non-profit legal services providers.” This site provides “provides information on Maryland and Federal law affecting low- and moderate-income Marylanders and their families. The public can find help using this site at outreach centers and law libraries throughout the state.” The site includes a page titled “How Do I Evaluate My Situation.”
WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
“The essence of legal research in two words . . . see ALSO!”