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// Maryland Judiciary Receives Award for Electronic Land Records System

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – October 4, 2017)  The Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management (MAACM) has honored Maryland courts for their work to modernize the land records recording process.  MAACM has awarded… Continue Reading

// Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouses

On August 7, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, handed down a decision that will open a new avenue of defense to battered spouses in the… Continue Reading

// Judge Keith A. Baynes Named Second Judicial Circuit Administrative Judge

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – September 28, 2017) –Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera today announced that Cecil County Administrative Judge Keith A. Baynes will serve as the Administrative… Continue Reading

// Judiciary Walk-In Center to Provide Free Legal Help in Baltimore

(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 19, 2017) – The Maryland Judiciary is expanding services for Baltimore residents who have civil legal matters in District Court.  On Friday, September 22, Maryland Court… Continue Reading

// Judge Brian D. Shockley Named Administrative Judge for Worcester County Circuit Court

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, July 28, 2017) ‒ Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera today announced that Worcester County Circuit Judge Brian D. Shockley will serve as Administrative Judge of… Continue Reading

// Baltimore City Circuit Court Launches Mediation Pilot Program

(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, July 6, 2017) — The Circuit Court for Baltimore City, in an effort to improve access to justice for litigants involved in criminal misdemeanor cases, recently launched a… Continue Reading

// Maryland Judiciary Expands Electronic Case Filing to Southern Maryland

(PRINCE FREDERICK, LA PLATA, AND LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND – June 14, 2017) – The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) case management system is now operational in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. … Continue Reading

// County Schedules Industry Day to Answer Questions About Proposal Process for New Circuit Courthouse

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Howard County Department of Public Works has scheduled an on-site industry presentation for those interested in submitting proposals to participate in a public-private partnership (P3)… Continue Reading

// Maryland Court of Special Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments Adnan Syed v. State of Maryland and State of Maryland v. Adnan Syed

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, May 31, 2017) — On Thursday, June 8, 2017, beginning at 2 p.m., the Maryland Court of Special Appeals will hear oral arguments in the two appellate cases… Continue Reading

// Judge Patricia L. Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge for Montgomery County

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, May 19, 2017) — Montgomery County District Judge Patricia L. Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland.  After… Continue Reading