Maryland Courts

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Division

Contact Information

Phone: 410-260-3717
Fax: 410-260-1547

Mala Malhotra-Ortiz, Esq.
Director
mala.ortiz@mdcourts.gov

Scottie Reid, Esq.
Deputy Director
scottie.reid@mdcourts.gov

Jay B. Knight, Esq.
Attorney-Mediator
jay.knight@mdcourts.gov

Wanda E. Donnelly, Esq.
Attorney-Mediator
wanda.donnelly@mdcourts.gov

Office Manager
Vacant

The ADR Division offers two alternative dispute resolution processes to parties with pending litigation in the Court.
Mediation
Parties work with two mediators - one attorney and one judge - who assist the participants in reaching their own voluntary agreement for complete or partial resolution of the issues on appeal, in addition to any other issues relevant to the underlying dispute between the parties.

Settlement Conference

Parties work with an incumbent or retired Court of Special Appeals judge to discuss the contents of the record and/or record extract, pending pre-hearing motions, scheduling matters related to the appeal, consolidation of appeals, and any other issue aimed at streamlining the appellate process.

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