Maryland Courts

  • Court of Appeals Bench

    Live from the State’s Highest Court

    The Court of Appeals will webcast oral arguments October 2, 3, 6 and 7 beginning at 10 a.m. Watch the live webcast.

  • Gavel, Scales & Books

    Maryland Judiciary Creates Access to Justice Department

    Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has announced the creation of the Access to Justice Department within the Judiciary. The new department will work to develop, consolidate, coordinate, and implement policy initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters. Read more.

  • Elise Wood, 1st Place Winning Entry

    Young Artists’ Contest Helps Promote Peacemaking

    The Maryland Judiciary is asking young artists to help promote peacemaking in its annual Conflict Resolution Student Bookmark Art Contest. The contest, for Maryland students in grades K-8, helps celebrate Conflict Resolution Day, which is Thursday, Oct. 16. Read more.

  • Judiciary Now Offering E-filing Educational Sessions
    Attorneys: Are you ready for MDEC? You need to take the first step.

    Take 5 minutes and create your attorney information for MDEC now. More information.

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    Public Alert: Beware of “Court” Scams

    The Maryland Judiciary wants to warn the public about “court” scams that have been reported. Read more.

  • Appointed Attorneys Program

    Attorneys Needed to Provide Legal Counsel for Indigent Criminal Defendants

    The District Court of Maryland has launched a statewide campaign to recruit attorneys to provide legal counsel to indigent criminal defendants during their initial appearances conducted by District Court commissioners. Read more.

  • Bigstock Law Book & Gavel

    Do You Need a Lawyer?

    Should you represent yourself in a court case or do you need a lawyer? How do you find and work with a lawyer? Two new videos on the Maryland Judiciary website help answer these questions. Read more.

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The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) is a single Judiciary-wide integrated case management system that will be used by all the courts in the state court system.

Notices, Schedules and Updates

Notices such as proposed rules of court and rules orders, administrative orders and regulations, and appellate schedules, some of which are required by law to be published.

  • Job Opportunities

    Learn more about the many benefits of working for the Maryland Judiciary. Visit our Recruitment site


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  • Justice Matters
    Justice Matters Fall 2013
  • People's Law Library

    The People’s Law Library (PLL) is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library and supported by Maryland's non-profit legal services providers.

    Explore the PLL

  • Get Help
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    Watch videos from the Judiciary’s self-help video library.

    Get information about how courts work and how to find legal help here.