Excluded Services include but are not limited to the following examples:

  • GLAO does not provide representation and is unable to provide legal advice in specialized areas of law. If you have a legal issue in a specialized area of law, we can attempt to help you evaluate your situation and find UMD or external resources that may be able to provide further assistance. 
  • GLAO does not represent students against the university.
  • GLAO cannot advise one student directly against another student as this is a conflict of interest; however, we do offer mediation services for all involved parties.
  • Campus Grievance Procedures - visit the Ombuds Office for assistance
  • Claims against or adverse to the University of Maryland - visit the Ombuds Office for assistance
  • Credit Counseling & Bankruptcy
  • Representation in negotiations, arbitration, or court
  • Felony Criminal Charges
  • Income-Producing Activities - this includes graduate students who are landlords
  • Intellectual Property - visit the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center
  • Real Estate Transactions 
  • Tax or Income Tax issues - click here for Terp Tax, a free tax service
  • Emergency Legal Services - see our Resources page 
  • Cases outside the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia: The GLAO attorney is barred in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. For out-of-state cases, general information will be provided if possible. 
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