Maryland Courts

Name Changes on the Official Roll of Attorneys

If you are an attorney and wish to change your name on the Court of Appeals' official roll of attorneys, you must submit a written request to do so.

Please be specific as to how you wish your name to appear, e.g., "from Jane Anne Smith to Jane Smith Johnson" or "from Jane Anne Smith to Jane A. Johnson," etc.

You must also include a certified, raised seal, copy of the document that changes your name (marriage certificate, divorce decree, name change order). DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY CERTIFIED COPY as what you provide to us is kept for the Court's records.

Submit the written request to:

Court of Appeals
Attn: Clerk's Office
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd., Fourth Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

Upon receipt, you will receive a written confirmation from the Clerk's Office.

The Court notifies the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland and the Maryland State Bar Association of your name change so their records can be amended to reflect this change.