Maryland Courts

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    Governor Appoints Judges

    Governor Larry Hogan has announced two judicial appointments: Judge Michele Denise Hotten, currently sitting on the Court of Special Appeals, has been appointed to the Court of Appeals; and attorney Kevin Joseph Mahoney has been appointed to the Harford County Circuit Court. Read the Governor’s news release.

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    Live from the State’s Highest Court

    The Court of Appeals will webcast oral arguments December 3, 4, and 7 beginning at 10 a.m. Watch the live webcast.

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    Petition for Expungement of Records - Revised

    The Petition for Expungement of Records has been revised to comply with HB 304/Ch. 314; HB131/Ch. 69; SB651/Ch. 374 and as a result of the 188th Rules Report. See more.

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    Maryland Courts Self-Help Center Expands Free Services to the Public

    The Maryland Judiciary is expanding free self-help services for people who are representing themselves in civil cases in Maryland’s trial courts. Read more.

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    Attorneys - You Must E-file in Anne Arundel County

    Attorneys filing in Anne Arundel County must file electronically or their filings will not be accepted. Effective August 3, 2015, criminal and traffic filings must also be e-filed. Nonpayment of rent cases will continue to be exempt from mandatory e-filing until further notice. Read more.

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    Need an Interpreter in Court?

    The Maryland Judiciary has made two changes to the Maryland Rules to help ensure access to the courts for people with limited proficiency in English or who need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more .

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Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) is Expanding to the Eastern Shore
Effective February 16, 2016, e-filing will be mandatory for all attorneys who file cases in the District and Circuit courts in Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties, as well as appellate filings that commence in those counties. Read More

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