Research Guides

More legal information than ever is available online. But finding it can be difficult. The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County Law Library has gathered links to websites, videos, forms and articles on different topics of the law into one page research guides to make finding legal information easier and more accessible. All links are from well-respected and reliable sources. Research can be done at home and Law Library staff can help by email or telephone if additional assistance is needed. Also included are some of the most commonly used books by topic, all available at the Law Library.


Access information on the following topics:


    
Consumer Protection 

Consumer protection laws forbid unfair or deceptive trade practices such as false advertising, phony guarantees and defective goods or services.
 

Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination prevents Marylanders guaranteed equal opportunity in receiving employment and in all labor management-union relations regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or genetic information.

Expungement Fact Sheet 
 
Expungement removes information about a case from court and law enforcement records. Different types of records have different removal procedures.

Landlord/Tenant
 
Landlord/tenant law focuses on the respective right and obligations of renters and residential property owners.  

Name Change
 
A change of name is the legal act by a person of adopting a new name either for themselves of a minor under their legal care.


 Power of Attorney Advance Directives

Power of Attorney/Advanced Directives – A power of attorney is a document that gives someone legal authority to act for another person. An advance directive is a document describing what health care you want or do not want after you can no longer choose because of a medical emergency or other event.