Maryland Courts

Latest Updates (Archive)

Date Update
July 18, 2014 MDEC Video: Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Walk-through Sessions
July 11, 2014 MDEC Milestones: E-filing Educational Sessions Happening Now
June 27, 2014 MDEC Article: MDEC Milestones: Walk-through Sessions Begin
June 20, 2014 MDEC Article: Testing the System
June 6, 2014 MDEC Q&A: Greg Hilton, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals
May 30, 2014 The Role for Retired Judges in MDEC
May 23, 2014 New MDEC Video: Growing with MDEC
May 16, 2014 New MDEC Article: A Judge's Perspective: Judge Paul A. Hackner
May 9, 2014 New Video: Anne Arundel County Gets Ready to Launch Video (Teaser)
May 2, 2014 MDEC Podcast "An Historical Perspective"
April 25, 2014 What is an MDEC sprint?
April 18, 2014 An interview with District Court Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn about MDEC and Court Technologies

July 18, 2014

MDEC Video: Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Walk-through Sessions

Debbie Green and Lisa Preston

MDEC business process walk-through sessions have begun. These walk-through sessions allow clerks from Anne Arundel County Circuit and District courts to enter real cases into MDEC.

In the following video, we hear from Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk Lisa Preston, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Trust Clerk Debbie Green and business analyst for JIS, Mahender Bhandari, as they explain why these walk-through sessions are critical for the upcoming implementation of the MDEC pilot launch.

View the video here: www.mdcourts.gov/mdec/updates/20140718mdecwalkthroughhd.mp4
Read the transcript here: www.mdcourts.gov/mdec/updates/20140718mdecvideotranscript.pdf


July 11, 2014

MDEC Milestones: E-filing Educational Sessions Happening Now

E-filing photo

Attorneys and law professionals can now sign up for educational sessions to help them get ready for e-filing, the electronic filing of court cases, papers and documents. E-filing will be available in Anne Arundel County when the county becomes the first jurisdiction to launch MDEC.

“This is a great time for attorneys to become more familiar with MDEC and e-filing because, starting in mid-September, they will be able to register to e-file and thus be ready for Anne Arundel County’s launch of MDEC this fall,” said Tara Glover, MDEC e-filing project manager for the Judiciary. Tara is responsible for the scheduling of presentations to law firms and bar associations.

Learn more about how to schedule and e-file on the new e-filing webpage.


June 27, 2014

Progress

MDEC Article: MDEC Milestones: Walk-through Sessions Begin

The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) initiative reached another significant milestone with the introduction of the MDEC system business process walk-through sessions.These new sessions mark the end of business process sprints and begin the hands on walk-through and validation activities. Learn more about the sessions.

June 20, 2014

Karuna Biswas, Carolyn Fleary, Marquita Spriggs, and Anoh Brou
JIS Q&A Functional and Performance Test Team
(L to R) Karuna Biswas, Carolyn Fleary,
Marquita Spriggs, and Anoh Brou

MDEC Article: Testing the System

Before MDEC goes live in Anne Arundel County, testing of MDEC system components will be done by quality assurance teams at JIS in conjunction with end users.  The teams will verify that all MDEC system components meet the functional and performance expectations of the Judiciary. Learn more about the testing.

June 6, 2014

Greg Hilton, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals

MDEC Q&A: Greg Hilton, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals

Like many of the people featured in prior weeks of MDEC News, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals Greg Hilton has been involved with the MDEC project for years. Recently he sat down to answer some questions about how MDEC and the pilot implementation process will affect the Court of Special Appeals.Greg Hilton explains more here.

Retired Judge Nancy B. Shuger

May 30, 2014

The Role for Retired Judges in MDEC

Judges recalled to the bench are uniquely positioned to take an active role in addressing some of the challenges courts will face as the Judiciary makes the transition from a paper to an electronic environment. Retired Judge Nancy B. Shuger explains more here.

 


May 23, 2014

New MDEC Video: Growing with MDEC
MDEC video

Anne Arundel County District Court Administrative Clerk Tami Chester has been deeply involved in the MDEC preparation and implementation process. In the following video, we hear from Tami Chester as she reflects on the changes MDEC will bring and how Anne Arundel County District Court is getting ready for these changes. Click on the image to watch the latest video. A transcript of the video is also available.


May 16, 2014

New MDEC Article: A Judge's Perspective: Judge Paul A. Hackner
MDEC A Judge's Perspective
As preparations continue for the Anne Arundel County launch of the MDEC pilot, judges and staff alike have been taking part in lengthy preparations for the new case management system. Judge Paul A. Hackner, Administrative Judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit (Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Howard counties) has been deeply involved in the MDEC implementation process and, in addition, is a member of the Executive Steering Committee and has taken part in MDEC design sessions. In the following article, Judge Hackner offers his unique perspective on the process. Click on the image to read the latest article.

May 9, 2014

New Video: Anne Arundel County Gets Ready to Launch Video (Teaser)

MDEC Video
Maryland Electronic Courts, MDEC, will launch in Anne Arundel County in the fall of 2014. This pilot will be the first, crucial step in the statewide implementation. One person who has been deeply involved in preparing for the launch is Clerk of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County Robert Duckworth. He sat down recently to answer questions about MDEC and its launch in the following video teaser. Stay tuned for the full-length interview, also featuring Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk Lisa Preston, in our upcoming issue of Justice Matters. Click on the image to watch the latest video.
MDEC Video "Anne Arundel County Gets Ready to Launch Video (Teaser)" (mp4) 0:30
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May 2, 2014

Judiciary employees and Maryland attorneys have been hearing about an integrated statewide case management system project for years. In the following podcast, we feature information from the MDEC Advisory Committee meeting on Monday April 14, and talk about the real history of the project, starting from the beginning, in 2009. Click on the image to listen to the following podcast.

MDEC Podcast

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April 25, 2014

Sprint

What is an MDEC sprint? Get a behind-the-scenes look as 20 MDEC pioneers from the front lines of Anne Arundel County District and Circuit Courts, District Court Headquarters and court-related agencies participated in an MDEC business process sprint, which focused on how cases transfer from the District Court to the Circuit Court using the new electronic case management system. Click on the image to watch the latest video.

MDEC will be rolled out county-by-county starting in the fall of 2014. It will take approximately five years to complete. See more frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Watch the latest video on MDEC.

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Anne Arundel County is first in line and is getting ready for the pilot roll-out.


MDEC Newsletter:
Moving Justice Forward
Screenshot of the cover of Moving Justice Forward - Issue 05

April 18, 2014

An interview with District Court Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn about MDEC and Court Technologies

Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn of the District Court of Maryland has been a leader in developing and preparing to launch Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC). He has served as the chair of the MDEC Advisory Committee since it was created in 2009, and has been a dynamic advocate for the new system. He and Joan Nairn, MDEC Project Manager, have made more than 85 presentations to law enforcement agencies, bar associations, legislators, and other stakeholders to prepare them for MDEC and how it will change the way they interact with the courts. As he prepares to retire May 31, 2014, Chief Judge Clyburn shares his unique insights on MDEC and the future of the courts.


What Do You Want to Know?
Let us know what you want to know about MDEC. Contact us at mdec@mdcourts.gov or call the
Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488.