The mission of Judicial Education is to provide comprehensive and innovative educational courses for Maryland judges and magistrates, to identify and address emerging issues of importance to the courts, and to make the courses available in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Department of Judicial Education currently provides continuing education courses for judges and magistrates. We are working to develop courses for commissioners.
Each year, the department offers approximately sixty classes to judges and magistrates. In addition to core topics such as civil and criminal procedure, evidence and judicial ethics, Judicial Education regularly offers specialized programs such as Family Law University, business and technology, science, and a variety of mind-expanding courses.
Judicial Education courses are taught by experienced Maryland judges and magistrates, law professors, lawyers, and other subject matter experts. Nationally recognized legal scholars and experts also participate as faculty. All newly appointed judges participate in the New Trial Judge residential program, an intensive, week-long course.
Commissioners seeking information on educational opportunities, currently offered through other divisions of the Maryland Judiciary, are encouraged to access this link.
The Judicial Education staff consists of a Manager, an Assistant Manager, three Program Managers, a Registrar, an Administrative Assistant, and a Program Support Specialist.