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Live from the state’s highest court

The Court of Appeals will webcast oral arguments on October 29, October 30, November 5, and November 6 beginning at 10 a.m. These arguments will be held by videoconference.  Watch the live webcast.

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Jury trials to resume in criminal and civil cases statewide

On October 5, 2020, the Maryland Judiciary will enter Phase V of its COVID-19 reopening plan and all courts in Maryland will be fully operational. Read more.

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Phase V: Message from Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera

The Maryland Judiciary enters Phase V of its COVID-19 progressive reopening plan on Monday, October 5, 2020.  All courts in Maryland will be fully operational with the resumption of jury trials in criminal and civil cases in circuit courts statewide. Watch the video.

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Courts resume jury trials and full operations

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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JURY DUTY COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Click here for more jury information.

People’s Law

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