Maryland Courts

About the College
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2011D Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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Mission

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.

Vision

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

Goals

  • 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

  • The Judicial College now 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.
  • The second Professionalism course for new lawyers who passed the Bar Exam was offered May 2017.
  • New course offerings in Technology Education and Professional Development are being offered for the spring, summer, and fall semesters.