The Barrister

// 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

// Law Clerk’s Corner

There are currently five new law clerk’s at the Howard County Circuit Court. Read their bio’s and get to know them. Samantha Ardinger, Allyson Bloom, Felipe Gonzalez, April Inskeep and… Continue Reading

// 2017 Legislative Session of the General Assembly Legislation

The following is a brief summary of the legislation passed by the House Judiciary Committee during the 2017 Legislative Session of the General Assembly. A bill passed, but not yet… Continue Reading

// 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