Charles County Public Library is excited to announce a new program series: Think Like a Lawyer in partnership with the Charles County Bar Association. Leading attorneys from Charles County present these informational programs aimed at providing community members in Charles County practical tips and expert advice, addressing common legal issues and questions in the State of Maryland.

2023 Program Schedule 

Think Like a Lawyer: Set Up For Success When Hiring a Lawyer
Presented by: Jeremy Widder of Jeremy Widder Law & Francis Granados of Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald
 April 27 | 6 PM @ Virtual Event

Think Like a Lawyer: Know Before You Sign the Dotted Line
Presented by: Mark Mudd from Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald
May 11 | 6 PM @ Waldorf West (Mtg Room A)

Think Like a Lawyer: Prepare Like a Pro for Family Court
Presented by: Jessica Morales & Brooke A. O’Connell from the Law Office of Robert R. Castro Injury Law Firm
June 14 | 6 PM @ Virtual Event 

Think Like a Lawyer: Know Your Rights When Dealing with the Police
Presented by: Seun Williams from the Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A.
August 10 | 6 PM @ Waldorf West Branch (Mtg Room A) 

Additional Resources: 

District Court of Maryland for Charles County
The District Court hears landlord/tenant cases, replevin actions, traffic violations, criminal cases classified as misdemeanors and certain felonies, and civil cases in the amount of $30,000 or less. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.

District Court Help Centers
The District Court Help Centers provide free limited legal services for people who are not represented by an attorney. 

Legal Resource Center & Public Law Library
The Charles County Circuit Court Legal Resource Center & Public Law Library is located in the basement of the Circuit Court building.  It is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on holidays.  Free parking is available.

U.S. Law Webinars – Legal Research Institute
The Orientation to Legal Research Series is designed to give a basic introduction to legal sources and research techniques. These orientations, taught by legal reference librarians, are typically offered once a month on a rotating basis.

U.S. Case Law: May 11, 2023 at 1:00pm
U.S. Federal Statutes: June 8, 2023 at 1:00pm
Federal Legislative History: July 13, 2023 at 1:00pm
Tracing Federal Regulations: August 10, 2023 at 1:00pm
U.S. Case Law: September 7, 2023 at 1:00pm
U.S. Federal Statutes: October 12, 2023 at 1:00pm
Federal Legislative History: November 2, 2023 at 1:00pm
Tracing Federal Regulations: December 5, 2023 at 1:00pm – Maryland Laws
Maryland state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence.