What is MDEC?
E-filing for Attorneys:
The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project will create a single Judiciary-wide integrated case management system that will be used by all the courts in the state court system. Courts will collect, store, and process records electronically, and will be able to instantly access complete records as cases travel from District Court to Circuit Court and on to the appellate courts. Read more.
June 29, 2015
Criminal E-filing in Anne Arundel County
As of August 3, 2015, mandatory e-filing will begin for attorneys filing in Anne Arundel County in criminal and traffic cases. This includes District Court, Circuit Court, Court of Special Appeals, and Court of Appeals. To help attorneys and their support staff get ready, the Maryland Judiciary hosted criminal e-filing preview sessions the first week of June 2015. Topics included the e-filing portal, the new MDEC secure portal, victim and witness entry application, and the secure Case Search functionalities. Approximately 280 attorneys and support staff from the Office of the State’s Attorney, Office of the Public Defender and private firms took part in the event. To help you prepare, the Judiciary offers webinars and tutorials on e-filing.