Office of the State Reporter

Email: StateReporter@mdcourts.gov

State Reporter's Office Personnel
Suzanne C. Johnson, State Reporter 410 260-1500
Sara Rabe, State Reporter Specialist 410-260-1501

Functions of the Office of the State Reporter of the Court of Appeals of Maryland

The State Reporter of the Court of Appeals of Maryland publishes all causes argued and determined in the Court of Appeals and in the intermediate courts of appeal which the judges designate as appropriate for publication in accordance with the Maryland Constitution, Article IV, Section 16.  The position of State Reporter is established by Md. Code §13-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article. The State Reporter is appointed by the Court of Appeals and serves at the pleasure of the Court.

The State Reporter, by statute, prepares for publication cases decided in the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals and designated for publication by the respective courts. The Reporter superintends the proofreading, correction, and publication of the Maryland Reports (for Court of Appeals opinions) and the Maryland Appellate Reports (for Court of Special Appeals opinions). The State Reporter's Office manages the distribution of the bound volumes of both the Maryland Reports and the Maryland Appellate Reports.

The Office of the State Reporter also publishes those opinions of the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals that are designated for publication on the Maryland Judiciary website. Opinions of the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals that are not designated for publication are posted as unreported opinions. Abstracts of the published opinions of the appellate courts are published in the Amicus Curiarum electronic newsletter, a publication of the Office of the State Reporter.

In addition, the State Reporter's office manages the Court of Appeals' web pages within the Maryland Judiciary website. The office also livestreams and archives the webcast of oral arguments before the Court of Appeals. Other proceedings in the Court of Appeals' courtroom, such as bar admissions ceremonies, memorial ceremonies, and some open meetings to discuss reports of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure are also webcast. The archived webcasts of oral arguments and special events are made available to the public for informational purposes.

Internships with the Office of the State Reporter

Legal Intern (unpaid) to assist with thoroughly and accurately proofreading appellate court opinions. Click here for the full listing.