Supreme Court of Maryland Bench

Live from the state’s highest court

The Supreme Court of Maryland will webcast oral arguments on February 2 and 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Watch the live webcast.

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Equal Justice Committee hosts virtual forum on Substance Use Disorder, Treatment, and Recovery Programs with the Courts

The public is invited to register for the Carroll County Forum, February 23, 2023, 6 p.m. here.


County administrative judges named

Supreme Court of Maryland Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader has named Judge Donna M. Schaeffer as county administrative judge for the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County and Judge Brenda A. Sexton as county administrative judge for the Circuit Court for Cecil County. Read more.

Gavel and Scale

Statement on recent judicial appointments

The Judiciary would like to clarify that there are two current sitting judges in Prince George’s County who are Hispanic. Read more.

Supreme and Appellate Court Seals

Voter-approved constitutional change renames high courts to Supreme and Appellate Court of Maryland

The Court of Appeals of Maryland is now the Supreme Court of Maryland and the Court of Special Appeals is now the Appellate Court of Maryland. Read more.

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