The Barrister

// 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

// 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