Founded in 1985 as a referral organization, CLS started out by matching residents of Prince George’s County with attorneys offering free legal advice. Since then, it has expanded exponentially and now operates several walk-in clinics across the county. Staff and volunteer attorneys provide, in English and Spanish, free, brief legal advice to individuals with a variety of needs — whether the client is a domestic violence survivor pursuing a protective order, a day laborer seeking unpaid wages, or a family facing foreclosure. And for just $25, those meeting income requirements can apply for a referral to receive full legal representation at no cost. Last year, CLS assisted in over 10,000 cases. But in today’s economy, demand far exceeds supply. Your support can help secure justice for even more of our deserving neighbors.
Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County
Where They Operate: MD-Prince George's County; Langley Park; Upper Marlboro; All of Prince George's County
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American; Other
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
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- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc. is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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