Maryland Courts



State Court Administrator
Pamela Q. Harris

Deputy State Court Administrator
Faye Matthews

The mission of the AOC is to foster fair, efficient, timely, and accessible justice for all people by:

providing guidance, services, support, and resources to the courts, government agencies, communities and individuals; providing clear and accurate information to customers; and facilitating, coordinating, and implementing innovative statewide judicial branch policies and programs.

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) oversees and implements court policies established by the Chief Judge, the Court of Appeals, and the General Assembly. Its responsibilities include personnel administration, preparation and administration of the Judiciary budget, planning, research, and court support personnel.