Retired Attorney Resources

Pro Bono for Maryland Attorneys on Inactive/Retired Status


Connect with pro bono opportunities that work for you:

Not sure where to start? Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) can help. To get matched with pro bono opportunities based on your interests and geographical preferences, click the register button below. Please contact Liz Twigg at or 443.703.3055 with any questions.

If you need training before volunteering, PBRC will guide you to available trainings. Please visit for more information about free courses that prepare you to volunteer.

Maryland Rules related to pro bono practice while on inactive/retired status:

Maryland attorneys who are on inactive/retired status may engage in pro bono through certain programs. PBRC encourages you to review Maryland Rule 1-312(a)(3) and Maryland Rule 19-605(b)(2). In summary:

  • Attorneys on this status must provide their pro bono service through a legal services or pro bono legal program sponsored or supported by a local Bar Association (as defined by Rule 19-601(b)), the Maryland State Bar Association, an affiliated bar foundation, or the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. Maryland Rule 19-605(b)(2)
  • They must include on pleadings or papers the address and telephone number of the legal services or pro bono public program in which the attorney is practicing, or the attorney’s primary residence, which must be in the United States. Maryland Rule 1-312(a)(3)


Contact programs directly: 

You can also reach out to the programs listed below to learn about their pro bono opportunities for Maryland attorneys on inactive/retired status.* 

Allegany Law Foundation Allegany County 301-722-3390
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center Montgomery and Prince George's Counties 202-706-7150
Ayuda Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties 240-594-0605
Baltimore Bar Foundation Senior Legal Services Baltimore City 410-396-1322
Catholic Charities Baltimore – Immigration Legal Services Baltimore City 667-600-2922
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties 410-576-9494
Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused Washington County 301-739-4990
Community Law Center Statewide 410-366-0922 x118
Community Legal Services of Prince George's County Prince George's County 240-391-6532
Disability Rights Maryland Statewide 410-727-6352
FreeState Justice Statewide 410-625-5428
Harford County Bar Foundation Harford and Cecil Counties 410-836-0123
Heartly House Frederick County 301-662-8800
Homeless Persons Representation Project Statewide 410-685-6589 x14
HopeWorks of Howard County Howard County 410-997-0304
House of Ruth Maryland Statewide 410-554-8449
Life Crisis Center Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties 410-749-8111 x2
Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center Statewide 301-952-0063
Maryland Legal Aid Statewide 410-951-7624
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Statewide 443-451-4067
Mid-Shore Pro Bono Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties 410-690-8128 x305
Montgomery County Bar Foundation Montgomery County 301-762-5831
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Statewide 443-703-3055
Public Justice Center Statewide 410-625-9409
Sexual Assault Legal Institute Statewide 301-565-2277
Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties 301-373-4141
Tahirih Justice Center Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties 410-999-1900
Whitman-Walker Health Statewide 202-939-7627
Women's Law Center of Maryland Statewide 410-321-8761

*This list is periodically updated as additional opportunities for Maryland attorneys on inactive/retired status are identified.