Legal Services

House of Ruth Maryland Domestic Violence Legal Clinic Toll-Free Legal Hotline: 1-888-880-7884

Legal representation is one of the greatest unmet needs confronting victims of intimate partner violence throughout Maryland. House of Ruth Maryland’s Marjorie Cook Domestic Violence Legal Clinic helps more than 2,000 victims of domestic violence obtain protective orderspeace ordersdivorce decreescustody of their children and child support for free each year. We currently staff 17 attorneys plus paralegals and administrative staff throughout 6 offices in Maryland, including courthouse locations in Baltimore City, Hyattsville, Upper Marlboro, Silver Spring and Montgomery County. To keep pace with the demand, more than 100 pro bono attorneys throughout Maryland have been trained and given technical support to prepare them for providing legal representation to battered women across the state. Please call for more information on House of Ruth Maryland legal services and victims’ legal rights. All calls are confidential. Learn how to apply for a Protection Order or Peace Order in Maryland.

We thank the Maryland Legal Services Corporation for their significant annual support of the Marjorie Cook Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at House of Ruth Maryland.

Marjorie Cook Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at the House of Ruth Maryland:

House of Ruth Maryland Domestic Violence Legal Clinic Toll-Free Legal Hotline: 1-888-880-7884
House of Ruth Maryland Domestic Violence Legal Clinic Main Office: (410) 554-8463

Baltimore City District Court: (410) 235-6370
Hyattsville District Court: (301) 358-3761
Upper Marlboro District & Circuit Court: (240) 206-6440
Montgomery County Circuit Court: (240) 777-9077
Montgomery County Family Justice Center: (240) 773-0453
Silver Spring District Court: (301) 830-8097

Counseling Available:
House of Ruth Maryland Baltimore City: (443) 569-0440
House of Ruth Maryland Prince George’s County: (240) 293-2301
Montgomery County Family Justice Center: (240) 773-0418/0419

I have a Protection Order, but my abuser is still bothering me. What should I do?