Maryland Courts

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    When Courts are Closed

    Maryland’s courts will be closed Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day. See a list of court holidays and more information here.

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    Courtroom Becomes Classroom

    More than 100 Anne Arundel County high school students came to court on Thursday, February 11, to learn about the consequences of being charged with offenses such as drunk driving. The students took part in the Schools in the Court program at the Anne Arundel County District Court in Annapolis. 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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    Talk to a Lawyer for Free at the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center

    Call or chat with a lawyer who can help you represent yourself in your civil case. 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday Read more.

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    Attorneys - You Must E-file in Anne Arundel County

    Attorneys filing in Anne Arundel County must file electronically or their filings will not be accepted. Effective August 3, 2015, criminal and traffic filings must also be e-filed. Nonpayment of rent cases will continue to be exempt from mandatory e-filing until further notice. Read more.

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Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) is Expanding to the Eastern Shore in 2016
E-filing is mandatory in Anne Arundel County and plans are underway to expand to all counties on the Eastern Shore in 2016. E-filing will be mandatory for all attorneys who file cases in the District and Circuit courts 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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