Maryland Courts

MDEC Newsletter:
Moving Justice Forward
Screenshot of the cover of Moving Justice Forward - Issue 05
Of Interest
MDEC will be rolled out county-by-county starting in the fall of 2014. It will take approximately five years to complete. See more frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Anne Arundel County is first in line and is getting ready for the pilot roll-out.

What is MDEC?

The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project will create a single Judiciary-wide integrated case management system that will be used by all the courts in the state court system. Courts will collect, store, and process records electronically, and will be able to instantly access complete records as cases travel from District Court to Circuit Court and on to the appellate courts. Read more.

Latest News

Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn Talks About MDEC and other Technologies in the Courts

Chief Judge Clyburn

Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn of the District Court of Maryland has been a leader in developing and preparing to launch Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC). He has served as the chair of the MDEC Advisory Committee since it was created in 2009, and has been a dynamic advocate for the new system. He, along with Joan Nairn, MDEC Project Manager, have made more than 85 presentations to law enforcement agencies, bar associations, legislators, and other stakeholders to prepare them for MDEC and how it will change the way they interact with the courts. As he prepares to retire May 31, 2014, we wanted to get his thoughts on MDEC and the future of the courts. Read more.

What you need to know about MDEC

Newly revamped and updated answers to the most frequently asked questions.