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The CSI Effect - How Do Courtroom Dramas Affect the Work of the Courts?
Detectives scour a grisly murder scene for clues, while in a courtroom across town a jury watches, spellbound, as the prosecutor wrests a confession from the defendant in the witness stand. more>>>
Courts in Action: Court Self-Help Programs
Allegany County Circuit Court Self-Help Center serves an average of eight to 10 people each week. It doesn't require income screening and you don't have to be a resident of the County. more>>>
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Maryland Access to Justice Commission: Working to Ensure Access for All Citizens

Each year, the Maryland Judiciary handles more than two million cases. For many of the individuals seeking justice in these cases, understanding how to navigate the court system is a daunting task. more>>>
Reviving Judicare
A program to help pay for legal help for families in need has been resurrected. more>>>

Court of Appeals Mock Trial
Teens "Mock Around the Clock"
At Allegany High School, students watched the live webcast as their classmates were named the 2009 state champions of the mock trial competition. more >>>
New Rules Give Homeowners 15 Days to Fight Foreclosure
Owning a home is the cornerstone of the American dream that is for many becoming a financial nightmare. more>>>
Prince George's County Courthouse - Duvall Wing

County Celebrates Reopening of Renovated Duvall Wing
Nearly four-and-a-half years after a fire destroyed the building, a new and improved courthouse opened its doors March 12. more>>>
Schools in Court
High School Students Come to Court and Learn Life Lessons
Students from three county high schools witnessed Anne Arundel County District Court in action. more>>>