What is the People’s Law Library (PLL)?

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The Maryland People’s Law Library is an important website about Maryland law and legal matters. The legal information and self-help website is maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, an agency of the Maryland Judiciary, and supported by non-profit legal service providers throughout the state.

The website provides clear, reliable summaries of Maryland law, links to legal sources, and referrals for legal services. There are hundreds of articles on areas of law most frequently addressed in state courts by self-represented litigants, as well as extensive primers on court procedure, legal research, mediation, and links to other informative sites. The site also includes a searchable directory of hundreds of organizations and offices across Maryland to help connect people with lawyers, and a statewide calendar of legal clinics.

The People's Law Library gets thousands of page views each day.

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Here are some of the most popular topics on the PLL: