NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
OF THE AD HOC COURT RECORDS COMMITTEE
The Ad Hoc Court Records Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 13, 2000, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Judicial Training Center, 2009D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, Maryland.
The purpose of the hearing is to allow public comment on the attached draft policy on dissemination of court records. The draft was formulated by the Ad Hoc Committee as guidance to staff in providing timely, complete response to requests for public records. Its work, however, convinced the Ad Hoc Committee that a formal, Judiciary-wide, policy would be helpful in ensuring compliance with the laws relating to open records and privacy. Accordingly, it is anticipated that the draft, when the Ad Hoc Committee has completed its work, will be forwarded to the Court of Appeals for consideration.
For planning purposes, persons wishing
to testify before the Ad Hoc Committee are encouraged to call the Court
Information Office in advance at 410-260-1488. Written comment is encouraged
and should be received on or before December 1, 2000, by the Court Information
Office in the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building at 361 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.