The state of Maryland has around 40,300 actively practicing attorneys, working in both public and private sectors. The state is known for having a high percentage of women in law - more than 30% of judges are women. Maryland is also home to a variety of legal resources - operating regionally as well as statewide. Those unable to find a private lawyer can contact the Local Bar Association Referral Services, which helps connect clients and attorneys based on their area of interest. Apart from this, there are over 124 different institutions spread across all counties that dispense legal help at low or no cost.