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// New report highlights services for people who come to Maryland’s courts without an attorney

ANNAPOLIS, MD – A new report released today outlines the services provided by the Maryland Judiciary to help people navigate the state’s courts. The report, Resources for Self-Represented Litigants in… Continue Reading

// Will the New Tax Plan Result in More Divorces in 2018? Eliminating Deductibility of Alimony Payments May Fast-Forward Some Divorces

By Brandon Mourges One of the many changes contained within the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 (“the Act”) may prove to be a boon for divorce (and tax)… Continue Reading

// Maryland Judiciary Hosts Students Who Help Promote Peace Through Artwork

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – November 28, 2017) On Tuesday, December 5, Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera will meet with students in grades K-8 from around Maryland who… Continue Reading

// Circuit Courts in Maryland Celebrate National Adoption Day

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – November 9, 2017) ─ Judges in Maryland Circuit Courts will preside over multiple adoptions, and courts will hold family celebrations to mark National Adoption Day, which is… Continue Reading

// Howard County District Court Celebrates Adult Drug/DUI Court Graduation

(ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND, November 6, 2017) – The Howard County District Court will honor its successful Adult Drug/DUI Court program participants during a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, November 8.  Participants… Continue Reading

// Maryland Judiciary Expands Electronic Case Filing to Western Maryland

(CUMBERLAND, FREDERICK, OAKLAND, AND HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – October 16, 2017) – The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) case management system is now operational in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties.  The… Continue Reading

// 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

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