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New administrative orders on COVID-19 health measures

In response to modified Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued five new administrative orders, effective June 1, clarifying COVID-19 health measures in courthouses and judicial branch facilities. Read more.

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Phase V: Maryland Judiciary moves to full operations on April 26, 2021

Jury trials resume in criminal and civil cases statewide as the Maryland Judiciary begins Phase V of its COVID-19 progressive resumption of operations plan. 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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Talk to a lawyer for free at the Court 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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