Office of the State Reporter


State Reporter's Office Personnel
Gregory Hilton, State Reporter 410 260-1500
Sara Rabe, State Reporter Specialist 410-260-1501

Functions of the Office of the State Reporter of the Supreme Court of Maryland

The State Reporter of the Supreme Court of Maryland publishes all causes argued and determined in the Supreme Court and the Appellate Court which the judges designate as appropriate for publication in accordance with the Maryland Constitution, Article IV, Section 16.  The position of State Reporter is established by Md. Code §13-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article. The State Reporter is appointed by the Supreme Court and serves at the pleasure of the Court.

The Reporter superintends the proofreading, correction, and publication of the Maryland Reports (for Supreme Court opinions) and the Maryland Appellate Reports (for Appellate Court opinions). The State Reporter's Office manages the distribution of the bound volumes of both the Maryland Reports and the Maryland Appellate Reports.

The Office of the State Reporter also publishes those opinions of the appellate courts that are designated for publication on the Maryland Judiciary website. Opinions of the Appellate Court that are not designated for publication are posted as unreported opinions. Abstracts of the published opinions of the appellate courts are published in the Amicus Curiarum electronic newsletter, a publication of the Office of the State Reporter.

In addition, the State Reporter's office manages the Supreme Court's web pages within the Maryland Judiciary website. The office also livestreams and archives the webcast of oral arguments before the Supreme Court. Other proceedings in the Supreme Court's courtroom, such as bar admissions ceremonies, memorial ceremonies, and some open meetings to discuss reports of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure are also webcast. The archived webcasts of oral arguments and special events are made available to the public for informational purposes.