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Governor designates Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals

Judge Matthew J. Fader has been named Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He has served on the court since November 2017. Read the Governor’s Office news release.

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Judicial appointments

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointments of ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey, Jared Michael McCarthy, and Wytonja “Tonja” LaCheryl Curry to the Prince George’s Circuit Court, and the appointment of Patrick Joseph Devine to the Charles County Circuit Court.  Read the Governor’s Office news release.

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When courts are closed

Maryland’s courts will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, and the following day, American Indian Heritage Day, Friday, Nov. 23. See a list of court holidays and more information here.

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Baltimore City Veterans Treatment Court celebrates graduates, three-year anniversary

Baltimore City District Court recognized at least five participants for their successful completion of the Baltimore City Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). Read more.

Self-help Center Conference

Self-Help Center Provider Conference examines enhancing assistance for self-represented litigants

The Maryland Judiciary’s Access to Justice and Juvenile and Family Services departments organized the first Self-Help Center Provider Conference in an effort to bring together providers from across the state to learn best practices for assisting self-represented litigants.