Maryland Courts

What is MDEC?

E-filing for Attorneys:

The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project will create a single Judiciary-wide integrated case management system that will be used by all the courts in the state court system. Courts will collect, store, and process records electronically, and will be able to instantly access complete records as cases travel from District Court to Circuit Court and on to the appellate courts. Read more.

Latest updates

MDEC: What's the latest? The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) initiative is coming. But like an endurance run, its implementation requires countless hours of training and preparation, perseverance and commitment. Every day, individuals across the Judiciary are working to make MDEC a reality. As we move toward the launch this fall in Anne Arundel County, you can stay up to date with MDEC News. Each week, MDEC News will bring you timely updates, interviews with project leaders, Q&As and more.

Featured this week - October 10, 2014
MDEC Launches

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This Tuesday marks the launch of MDEC in Anne Arundel County: District Court, Circuit Court, Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals. This will be an exciting day. For the first time, attorneys will be able to file electronically and follow their civil cases through the system at all four levels of Maryland’s courts -- making Maryland the first state to use the case management system in the appellate courts.

In anticipation of go-live day, an email reminder was sent to all attorneys across Maryland. Attorneys practicing in Anne Arundel County must have their Client Protection Fund number and be registered to e-file. The courts will accept paper filings during the first four weeks of the rollout in Anne Arundel County. However, they must file electronically starting November 10 or their filings will be turned away.

The most recent instructions can be found on the e-filing information page.     


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