May 4, 2022


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory
Grand opening celebration of the Circuit Court for Washington County Help Center

The grand opening of the Circuit Court for Washington County Help Center will take place Friday, May 6, in Hagerstown. Maryland Court Help Centers offer free limited legal help for individuals who are not represented by an attorney. Attorneys assist with services to include but not limited to name change, divorce, child custody, and child support. The celebration will feature a ribbon-cutting, demonstrations on videoconferencing and how to use Guide and File on

WHO:            Hon. Matthew J. Fader, chief judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland
                      Hon. Brett R. Wilson, administrative judge, Circuit Court for Washington Co.
                      Hon. John P. Morrissey, chief judge, District Court of Maryland
                      Hon. Jeff Cline, president, Washington Co. Board of County Commissioners
                      Emily Angel, Esq., managing director, Maryland Center for Legal Assistance, LLC

WHAT:          Circuit Court for Washington County Help Center grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting

WHEN:          Friday, May 6, at 12 p.m.

WHERE:       Circuit Court for Washington County, 1st floor
                      24 Summit Ave, Hagerstown, Md.
                      Livestreaming available:

NOTE: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary's Government Relations and Public Affairs Division,, if you plan to attend or have questions. The use of cameras must be approved in advance, and all persons being photographed should be asked for their consent.


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer