Maryland Courts

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    President Picks Chief Judge for National Board

    President Barack Obama has nominated Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera to serve on the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute (SJI). Read more.

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    MDEC Arrives on the Upper Eastern Shore

    Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) has expanded to the Upper Eastern Shore. Attorneys already “e-file,” or file electronically, in Anne Arundel County, and now e-filing also is mandatory for attorneys filing in Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties, as well as appellate filings that commence in those counties. Read more.

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    Judge Chesser Named District Administrative Judge

    The District Court of Maryland has named St. Mary’s County District Judge K. Christy Holt Chesser as the new administrative judge for District 4, which includes Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. Read more.

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    Judge Wilson Named District Administrative Judge

    The District Court of Maryland has named Baltimore County District Judge Dorothy J. Wilson as administrative judge for District 8, which encompasses Baltimore County. Read more.

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    Alert: New Court Lawsuit Scam Surfaces

    The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that uses the threat of lawsuits in local courts to extort money or obtain personal information from people by leading them to believe that they are the subjects of legal actions. Read more.

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    New Self-Help Videos are Online

    Three new videos on the Maryland Judiciary website help unravel complex legal principles and procedures to make navigating the courts easier for self-represented litigants. Read more.

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MDEC Arrives on the Upper Eastern Shore - July 18
Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) has expanded to the Upper Eastern Shore. The automated case management system provides an efficient and cost-effective way to receive filings while improving the management of records. Read More

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