When Courts are Closed
Maryland’s courts will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,
Nov. 26, and the following day, Friday, Nov. 27. See a list of court holidays and more information here.
Judges Join Carroll County Students in Classroom
Maryland judges, attorneys, and other justice officials will help students learn about law and society during the Civics and Law Academy in Carroll County. Read more.
Petition for Expungement of Records - Revised
The Petition for Expungement of Records has been revised to comply with HB 304/Ch. 314; HB131/Ch. 69; SB651/Ch. 374 and as a result of the 188th Rules Report. See more.
Judiciary Hosts Youths from DJS Facilities
Young people from juvenile facilities throughout the state addressed the Maryland Court of Appeals on Wednesday, November 18, during the 21st annual Department of Juvenile Services Oratorical Contest Read more.Watch highlights from last year’s contest.
Maryland Courts Self-Help Center Expands Free Services to the Public
The Maryland Judiciary is expanding free self-help services for people who are representing themselves in civil cases in Maryland’s trial courts. Read more.
Attorneys - You Must E-file in Anne Arundel County
Attorneys filing in Anne Arundel County must file electronically or their filings will not be accepted. Effective August 3, 2015, criminal and traffic filings must also be e-filed. Nonpayment of rent cases will continue to be exempt from mandatory e-filing until further notice. Read more.
Need an Interpreter in Court?
The Maryland Judiciary has made two changes to the Maryland Rules to help ensure access to the courts for people with limited proficiency in English or who need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more .
Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) is Expanding to the Eastern Shore
Effective February 16, 2016, e-filing will be mandatory for all attorneys who file cases in the District and Circuit courts in Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties, as well as appellate filings that commence in those counties. Read More
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