The Maryland Judiciary's Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project will launch in Anne Arundel County on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
BEFORE you can have full remote, online access to the cases you are representing, you must CREATE YOUR ATTORNEY INFORMATION FOR MDEC.
The deadline for creating your attorney information for MDEC is September 26, 2014, in order to have online access to cases/documents you filed in Anne Arundel County before the launch of MDEC.
The process takes about five minutes.NOTE: If you are having technical problems creating your attorney information for MDEC, read this.
- Register to e-file (MDEC’s launch in Anne Arundel County is Fall 2014)
- Step 1: 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.
- Step 2: Sign up and attend a webinar session and/or watch tutorial videos (see below).
- Step 3: Designate a person to administer the e-filing system. The administrator will register the firm and be responsible for setting up and maintaining all users, credit card accounts, and attorneys at the firm. NOTE: The e-file administrator only needs to register and create an account one time to enable legal professionals in their firm to e-file and e-serve in any court where the service has been made available.
- Step 4: Register on the Maryland Odyssey File and Serve site.
- Webinars: Register to take part in training webinars hosted by the Maryland Judiciary
- Tutorials: Watch tutorial videos about e-filing
NOTE: The above links go to the Maryland Odyssey File and Serve site ( hosted by Tyler Technologies).
- Watch the Judiciary's e-filing tutorial
- Sign up to get email notifications about e-filing registration, webinar registration, and online tutorial videos
Timeline for E-filing
E-filing will be available in Anne Arundel County beginning in the fall of 2014. The county is the first jurisdiction that will launch Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC), the Judiciary’s electronic case management system.
Statewide rollout of MDEC will take place over the next several years. E-filing for attorneys will become mandatory county by county as the conversion to the new MDEC system proceeds. The MDEC project is creating 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.