Judicial College


The Judicial College adds value to the Maryland Judiciary by providing relevant, results-oriented education and professional development for all stakeholders to reach their peak potential and support, fair, efficient, and effective justice for all.


The Judicial College of Maryland is considered the premier learning institution for judicial and court education in the country. Read more.


  • Offer courses through the Judicial College for all identified stakeholder groups.
  • Install a comprehensive proficiency based (performance based) education system.
  • Expand online and hybrid course offerings for all stakeholders.
  • Implement a structured curriculum framework across the Judiciary.
  • Institute a rigorous evaluation program for all courses using Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation.
  • Offer regional educational courses throughout the state.
  • Expand our use of faculty from other disciplines.
  • Incorporate transfer of learning (TOL) strategies into all courses.
  • Provide training of trainer courses on a regular and rotating basis.

College Updates

  • Judicial Ethics for Judges and Magistrates went live in November 2017. This online course on judicial ethics is available to all judges and magistrates and is currently mandatory for all new trial judges and magistrates.
  • The 2018 course catalogs for the Department of Judicial Education and the Department of Professional Development are now available; the course calendar for the Department of Technology Education is forthcoming.
  • The Judicial College Education and Conference Center (JCECC) Room Reservation process is now automated through CONNECT.
  • Beginning February 2018, the Judiciary’s Educational Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement Program will be automated through CONNECT. Stay tuned for further details.
  • The Professionalism course for new lawyers who passed the Bar Exam will be offered in May and November 2018.
  • The Judicial College has six proficiency-based education and training workgroups. These workgroups are hard at work developing behavioral job descriptions and proficiencies, identifying learning objectives, and developing foundational training for all new employees in the following positions:
    • Administrative Judges
    • Commissioners
    • Judiciary Clerks (District & Circuit)
    • Courtroom Clerks (District & Circuit)
    • Judicial Assistants
    • Supervisors/Managers
  • A new online course for judges, Workplace Laws, Regulations, and Policies Affecting Judges and Courts, kicked off March 2017.