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The Court of Appeals will webcast oral arguments on April 8, 9, 12, and 13 beginning at 10 a.m. These arguments will be held by videoconference.  Watch the live webcast.

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A Move to Phase IV | A Message from the Chief Judge

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera provides an update regarding the Judiciary’s move to Phase IV of its phased reopening plan effective Monday, March 15. Watch the video.

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Phase IV: Maryland Judiciary moves to Phase IV operations on March 15, 2021

The Maryland Judiciary begins Phase IV of its COVID-19 five-phased progressive resumption of operations plan. Phase V full operations resume on April 26, 2021, including jury trials. Read more.

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Maryland Judiciary COVID-19 updates

Visit this page for updates, closures, information, and resources related to COVID-19 before arriving to court.

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Most clerks’ offices in the circuit courts and District Court have reopened to the public. Click here to check hours of operation for an individual court.

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Call or chat with a lawyer who can help you represent yourself in your civil case. 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday. Read more.

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People’s Law is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library and supported by Maryland's non-profit legal services providers. Explore People's Law.

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GlobeThe Maryland Judiciary has many services available to individuals who do not speak English. Read more