Judge Charlotte M. Cooksey and Ms. WrightMental Health Courts Provide Unique Approach to Changing Lives

“I stood before you on that day, a tired, frail woman with not much to say.
Scared and confused as I listened to my fate,
I saw in you a chance on this day,
To start a journey before it’s too late.” from the poem “Dedicated to the Honorable Judge Cooper”by “SM,” a mental health court graduate

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Improving Access to Justice
Listening events, preliminary findings highlight ongoing work to improve access to courts more>>>


Temporary Protective Orders Heard Via Video Link more>>>

Woman behind barsHelping Women 'Move Forward' After Prison
When women leave prison, they face difficult challenges as they try to return to their homes and communities. How can we help? more >>>

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) has been particularly active in Maryland in issues pertaining to women in prisons and girls in detention, more>>>
MDEC: Judiciary Announces Plans for E-Courts
The Maryland Judiciary is working with its justice partners, members of the bar and advocacy groups to update all its court management systems, including integrating new technology, business processes and management practices. more>>>
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Spotlight: Maryland's 'Mystery' Court

While it has a long history of serving Maryland's citizens since before the beginning of our nation, the Orphans' Court remains a mystery to most people. more>>>
Howard County Circuit Court's Self-Help Program Growing by Popular Demand
Self-represented litigants (SRLs) with civil legal issues have several options for free legal help in Howard County. more>>>
Glen Burnie District Court

District Court Launches Glen Burnie Self-Help Center to Provide Free Legal Assistance
To help self-represented litigants navigate the court system, the District Court has launched a new self-help center pilot project in Glen Burnie. more>>>