Maryland Courts


ADA Compliance
The Judiciary is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Employee Relations and ADA Compliance at 410-260-1732.

The District Court of Maryland Appointed Attorneys Program helps provide attorney representation to indigent criminal defendants during initial appearances. The program provides compensation to attorneys who contribute their time and legal expertise.

The program was created in May 2014 in response to a ruling issued by the Maryland Court of Appeals that held that indigent criminal defendants have a state constitutional right to appointed counsel during initial appearances before a judicial officer.