The Judicial College adds value to the Maryland Judiciary by providing relevant, results-oriented education and professional development for all stakeholders to reach their peak potential and support, fair, efficient, and effective justice for all.
The Judicial College of Maryland is considered the premier learning institution for judicial and court education in the country. Read more.
- Secured approval from the Judicial Council for a mandatory Judicial Ethics course for all judges and magistrates. Build and implement said course.
- Organize and host the inaugural Certificate Programs Graduate Day.
- Proficiency-Based Education and Training System (PBETS) rollout.
- Use a proficiency-based program to educate all courtroom staff on effective communication, excellent customer service, and assisting difficult people.
- Develop and implement a mandatory online Implicit Bias course for all Judiciary Employees.
- Create micro-learning for “Just-In-Time” training on targeted subject matter.
- Research and recommend cost-neutral educational resources that support continuing education. Make available Judiciary-wide.
- Collaborate with Court Technology Committee to survey the Judiciary on technology preparedness for educational online courses. Provide results to the Court Operations Committee.
- Enhance Certificate Program curricula design to maximize learning.
- Require a minimum number of continuing education hours for various employee classifications.
- Develop an educational liaison program.
- Implement a bi-annual faculty conference in which various faculty development-related workshops are offered, along with a plenary session attended by educational experts, etc.
- Create a network of educational podcasts that may be of interest to Judiciary employees.
In 2020, the College accomplished the following:
- Developed and offered an expanded list of webinars and instructor led distance learning courses across all three educational College offices.
- Transitioned the New Law Clerk Orientation from a historically onsite experience to a virtual hybrid program involving an On-Demand video series.
- Enhanced Certificate Program curricula design and delivery to maximize learning.
- Created a standard set of education-related templates for course materials Judiciary-wide.
- Proficiency-Based Education and Training System roll-out.
- Created micro-learning for “Just-In-Time” training on targeted subject matter.
- Used a proficiency-based program to educate all courtroom staff on effective communication, excellent customer service, and assisting difficult people, and evaluated impact.
- Established and implemented an ADA-compliant standard for all courses
- Combined and expanded Judicial College library content