Committee on Complex Litigation

Maryland Rule 16-308 was adopted by the Supreme Court of Maryland to establish a business and technology case management program to enable each circuit court to handle business and technology matters in a coordinated, efficient, and responsive manner and to afford convenient access to lawyers and litigants in business and technology matters.

The Maryland Business and Technology Case Management Program (BTCMP) is governed by the Committee on Complex Litigation under the Conference of Circuit Judges.  The Committee’s charge includes all complex litigation, except asbestos, with the initial focus on business and technology litigation. 

The Committee meets throughout the year to oversee the BTMCP and recommend changes for the BTCMP to the Conference of Circuit Judges. 

The 2022-2023 term appointments are:

Hon. Kathleen L. Beckstead, Circuit Court, Wicomico County
Hon. Judith C. Ensor, Circuit Court, Baltimore County
Hon. Lawrence Fletcher-Hill, Circuit Court, Baltimore City
Hon. Ronald Rubin, Circuit Court, Montgomery County
Hon. Stephen Kehoe, Circuit Court, Talbot County
Hon. Robert Thompson, Circuit Court, Anne Arundel County
Hon. Viki Pauler, Circuit Court, Washington County

On June 8-9, 2023, the Committee on Complex Litigation hosted the Maryland Business and Technology Judicial Bootcamp. If you would like the materials for this program, or information on future seminars, please email the Complex Litigation Program Manager, Lisa Mannisi at, or call at 410-260-3553.