Maryland Courts

E-filing

Attorneys: E-filing is mandatory in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties

 
How to Register to E-File

1.To register for e-filing, you must use your attorney number. If you do not know your attorney number, you can find it in the Attorney Listing online at http://mdcourts.gov/lawyers/attylist.html. Your attorney number is included in your listing. If you are unable to locate your attorney number, please contact Maryland Judicial Information Systems (JIS) Service Desk or call the Service Desk at 410-260-1114. Once you know your attorney number, you can register and e-file documents with the court, as well as register to have full remote, online access to the cases you are representing. You must complete this MDEC Address Change Form and send it to mdcourts@service-now.com for processing.

2. Review the statewide MDEC Policies and Procedures Manual and the user guides (located on the Maryland Odyssey File and Serve site) for an overview of the processes, technical requirements and preparations for e-filing.

3. Sign up and attend a webinar session and/or watch tutorial videos (links are on the Maryland Odyssey File and Serve site).

4. Please designate a person to administer the e-filing system for your firm. The administrator will register the firm and be responsible for setting up and maintaining all users, credit card accounts, attorneys at the firm. NOTE:  The e-file administrator only needs to register and create an account one time to enable all legal professionals in that firm to e-file and e-serve in any court where the service has been made available.

5. Register to e-file (Maryland Odyssey File and Serve site).

How State agencies should register

State agencies should register as if the agency is a firm. More information available here.

Attorneys: How to view documents electronically in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties

1. All users of the portal must be registered and associated with specific cases in the MDEC system.

2. To view your cases and documents electronically, you must register on the MDEC secure portal with the same email address used on the e-filing system.

3. To register, you must use your attorney number. If you do not know your attorney number, you can find it in the Attorney Listing online at http://mdcourts.gov/lawyers/attylist.html. Your attorney number is included in your listing. If you are unable to locate your attorney number, please contact Maryland Judicial Information Systems (JIS) Service Desk or call the Service Desk at 410-260-1114. Once you know your attorney number, you can register and e-file documents with the court, but to have full remote, online access to the cases you are representing, you must complete this MDEC Address Change Form and send it to mdcourts@service-now.com for processing.