The Barrister

// Case Records on “CaseSearch” May Soon Be Curtailed

The Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (“Rules Committee”) of the Court of Appeals is currently considering a proposed new Maryland Rule that would require reduction of the… Continue Reading

// Civil Law Update

By Ceecee Paizs Review of the Amicus Curiarum for February 2017 revealed the following civil cases of general interest: COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS: Nicole Pilkington v. Roman Pilkington, II, No… Continue Reading

// New Harford County District Court Program Fights Opioid Dependency

(BEL AIR, MARYLAND, February 27, 2017) ─ The District Court of Maryland, in an effort to provide an alternative to traditional incarceration for drug offenses, has launched the Adult Opiate… Continue Reading

// Maryland Judiciary’s Self-Help Centers Recognized by American Bar Association

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, February 7, 2017) — The Maryland Judiciary’s network of programs for self-represented litigants has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) to receive the 2017 Louis M…. Continue Reading

// Maryland Court of Appeals Approves Changes to Rules

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, February 7, 2017) — The Maryland Court of Appeals today, upon resuming a public meeting that began on January 5, 2017, considered Rule changes proposed by the Maryland… Continue Reading

// Maryland Judiciary Expands MDEC and Electronic Filing to Lower Eastern Shore E-filing Now Mandatory in All Eastern Shore Counties

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND) —The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) case management system is now operational in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.  The launch of MDEC in a county makes e-filing mandatory… Continue Reading

// MVLS Recognizes Howard County Attorneys

Since 1981, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) volunteers have provided legal representation to over 75,000 low and moderate-income people across the state. Our mission is to provide quality civil legal… Continue Reading

// Law Clerk’s Corner

By Cecilia B. Paizs As they begin to move on, the law clerks from 2015-2016 gathered for a final photo and interviews by this intrepid reporter: Judge Gelfman’s law clerk, Meredith… Continue Reading

// HCBA provides Free Legal Assistance to Ellicott City Flood Victims

As we are all painfully aware, Ellicott City was severely damaged by flood waters on July 30, 2016. Afterwards, business owners, landlords, tenants, employers, employees, and others throughout the affected… Continue Reading

// Judge Dorothy J. Wilson Named District Administrative Judge for Baltimore County

(ANNAPOLIS, Md. —July 18, 2016)  The District Court of Maryland has named Baltimore County District Judge Dorothy J. Wilson as administrative judge for District 8, which encompasses Baltimore County. District… Continue Reading