Changing Name, Expanding Role

Court Information becomes Office of Communications and Public Affairs

When the Court Information Office began more than ten years ago, its name reflected its role. Now, “the office is undergoing a major structural reorganization,” said Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals. “It is expanding its mission to direct and
oversee a number of Judiciary public relations activities, marketing and branding initiatives, enhanced strategic internal and external communications, and expanded community outreach, designed to increase the public’s understanding of the Judiciary. The new name—the Office of Communications and Public Affairs—more accurately reflects this expanded role.”

The name change took place March 10. The administrative order is online.