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Phase II: Maryland Judiciary moves back to Phase II in response to COVID-19 surge

Beginning on November 30, 2020, the Maryland Judiciary will restrict operations to Phase II of its five-phased reopening plan due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Maryland. Read more.

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A Return to Phase II | A Message from the Chief Judge

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera provides an update regarding the Judiciary’s return to Phase II of its phased reopening plan due to a surge in COVID-19 cases effective Monday, November 30. Watch the video.

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Live from the state’s highest court

The Court of Appeals will webcast oral arguments on December 3, December 4, December 7, and December 8 beginning at 10 a.m. These arguments will be held by videoconference.  Watch the live webcast.

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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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Find my court

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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Talk to a lawyer for free at the Self-Help Center

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.

Language Portals

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