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// Maryland Expands Electronic Case Filing to North Central Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) case management system launched today in Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties. The implementation of MDEC in a county makes electronic filing mandatory… Continue Reading

// New Bench Warrant Scam Has Surfaced, Maryland Judiciary Warns

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that uses the threat of arrest for failure to appear in court in order to… Continue Reading

// Maryland lawyers donate more than 1 million hours of legal service to help state’s underserved

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland lawyers donated approximately 1,150,205 hours of volunteer or pro bono legal services to help the state’s indigent population, according to the Current Status of Pro Bono… Continue Reading

// Videos explain District Court of Maryland rent court process for tenants and landlords

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Three new videos help landlords and tenants learn about rent court, which is the name for the specially-designated court sessions and related services for failure-to-pay-rent cases in… Continue Reading

// 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