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June 2017: MDEC Launches in Southern Maryland
District and Circuit courthouses in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties will be the next jurisdictions to offer Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC), beginning in June 2017. With the implementation of MDEC, attorneys filing in these jurisdictions, as well as appellate filings, are required to be filed electronically. This applies to all attorneys in Maryland who practice law in Southern Maryland.
The launch of MDEC in Southern Maryland follows the successful implementation of electronic filing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Anne Arundel County. The statewide roll out of MDEC will continue through 2021.
The MDEC automated case management system provides an efficient, cost-effective way to file cases or access court filings, while improving the management of records. Please note: Paper filings from attorneys are not accepted in courts where MDEC has launched. For a description of circumstances in which a person may be excused from filing electronically, see Rule 20-106(b).
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