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Date News Release
October 22, 2014 Media Advisory: Maryland Judges Gather for Statewide Meeting
October 10, 2014 Maryland Access to Justice Commission Names Fourth Annual Awards Program Winners
October 7, 2014 Prince George's County Circuit Court Celebrates Drug Court's 10th Anniversary
October 1, 2014 Media Advisory: Judges Help Bring Civics to Worcester High School Students
September 23, 2014 Hyattsville District Court Hosts Maryland’s Chief Judge
September 19, 2014 Maryland’s Chief Judge Visits Baltimore County District Court Locations
September 17, 2014 Somerset County District Court Visited by Maryland’s Chief Judge
September 15, 2014 Maryland Judiciary Creates Access to Justice Department
September 5, 2014 Judiciary Contest for Young Artists Helps Promote Peacemaking
September 5, 2014 Media Advisory: Judiciary Holds First-Ever LGBTQ Foster Youth Summit
August 15, 2014 Public Alert: Beware of “Court” Scams
August 6, 2014 Worcester County District Court Visited by Maryland’s Chief Judge
July 23, 2014 Media Advisory: Information About Jury Trial in State of Maryland v. Joseph L. Walker
July 18, 2014 Judiciary Now Offering E-filing Educational Sessions
July 9, 2014 Caroline and Talbot County Courts Meet With Chief Judge
June 30, 2014 Worcester County Circuit Court Welcomes Chief Judge
June 23, 2014 Baltimore City District Court Hosts Visit from Chief Judges
June 19, 2014 Nominees Sought for Access to Justice Awards - Awards honor outstanding service to improve access in Maryland courts
June 13, 2014 Media Advisory: Baltimore City District Court Welcomes “Matrix” Actor Harry Lennix to Help Celebrate Drug Court’s 20th Anniversary
June 5, 2014 Judge Tiffany Hanna Anderson Appointed Administrative Judge for Prince George’s County District Court
June 5, 2014 Media Advisory: Baltimore City District Court Welcomes “Matrix” Actor Harry Lennix to Help Celebrate Drug Court’s 20th Anniversary - updated June 13, 2014
May 28, 2014 Media Advisory: Anne Arundel County District Court Celebrates Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
May 22, 2014 Maryland District Court Launches Appointed Attorneys Program to Assist Low Income Marylanders
May 15, 2014 Howard and Carroll County District Courts Host Visit from Chief Judge
May 9, 2014 Dorchester and Wicomico Courts Host Visit from Chief Judge
May 8, 2014 Do You Need a Lawyer? New Judiciary Videos Have Answers
May 2, 2014 Judiciary Warns of “Jury Duty” Telephone Scam
May 1, 2014 Local Veterans Honored by Circuit Court for Prince George’s County
May 1, 2014 Judiciary Warns of “Jury Duty” Telephone Scam
April 24, 2014 Kent and Queen Anne’s Courts Welcome Maryland’s Chief Judge
April 21, 2014 Media Advisory: Maryland Court of Appeals Hosts Mock Trial State Championship
April 14, 2014 Judge John P. Morrissey Named Maryland District Court Chief Judge
March 31, 2014 High School Students Get an Up-Close Look at Courtroom Proceedings
March 26, 2014 Judges Help Montgomery County High School Students Learn about the Law
March 18, 2014 Media Advisory: Investiture for S. James Sarbanes to the Circuit Court for Wicomico County
February 27, 2014 Media Advisory: Judges Help Bring Civics to Baltimore High School Students
January 23, 2014 Maryland’s Chief Judge Appoints Chief of Staff
January 2, 2014 Judge Keith Baynes Named to Lead Cecil County Circuit Court
December 30, 2013 Media Advisory: Judiciary Warns of False “Court Case” Email Scam
December 27, 2013 Judge Althea M. Handy Heads Civil Docket for Baltimore City Circuit Court
December 17, 2013 Media Advisory: Judiciary Helps Bring Civics to Baltimore High School Students
December 12, 2013 Harford County Courts Visited by Maryland’s Chief Judge
December 11, 2013 Cecil County Courts Welcome Maryland’s Chief Judge
December 4, 2013 Maryland’s New Chief Judge Visits Prince George’s County District Court
December 4, 2013 Maryland’s New Chief Judge Visits Charles County Courts
December 2, 2013 State Task Force Begins Study of Civil Right to Counsel for Marylanders
November 18, 2013 Media Advisory: Maryland Judiciary Hosts Youths from DJS Facilities for Essay Contest
November 18, 2013 Media Advisory: Circuit Courts in Maryland Celebrate National Adoption Day
November 14, 2013 Maryland’s New Chief Judge Visits St. Mary’s and Calvert County Courts
November 8, 2013 Media Advisory: Judiciary Helps Bring Civics to Allegany County High School Students
November 6, 2013 Videos Provide Tips for People Representing Themselves in Court
November 5, 2013 Media Advisory: Judiciary Helps Bring Civics to Howard County High School Students
November 1, 2013 Media Advisory: High School Students Learn about Life Choices in Anne Arundel County District Court
October 30, 2013 Maryland’s New Chief Judge Visits Allegany, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington County Courts
October 17, 2013 Media Advisory: Judiciary Holds Reception to Honor Young Artists for Peace
September 27, 2013 Judge Barbara Baer Waxman Named as Administrative Judge for District Court of Maryland, Baltimore City
September 27, 2013 Judge Paul A. Hackner to lead Circuit Courts for Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Howard counties
September 16, 2013 Maryland Judiciary Celebrates Constitution Day; Students Invited to Explore and Learn Online
September 12, 2013 New Circuit Administrative Judges Named
September 5, 2013 Judiciary Seeks Young Artists’ Entries for Peacemaking Art Contest
September 3, 2013 Greg Hilton Named Clerk of Maryland Court of Special Appeals
July 24, 2013 Chief Judge Barbera Appoints Pamela Harris to Serve as Maryland State Court Administrator
July 11, 2013 New Judiciary Rules Help Protect Private Information in Court Documents
May 23, 2013 Media Advisory: Anne Arundel County District Court Celebrates Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
May 15, 2013 Media Advisory: Howard County District Court Celebrates 17th Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
May 14, 2013 Media Advisory: Judiciary Brings Civics to Anne Arundel County High School Students
May 10, 2013 Circuit Court for Prince George’s County to Honor Local Veterans
May 8, 2013 Media Advisory: Baltimore City District Court Celebrates Drug Treatment Court Graduation
May 7, 2013 Judiciary Launches Center to Focus on Professionalism in Legal Community and Courts
May 1, 2013 State Task Force to Study Civil Right to Counsel for Marylanders
April 25, 2013 Court of Special Appeals Gains Two Judges to Meet Increased Need
April 25, 2013 Maryland Access to Justice Commission Names Third Annual Awards Program Winners
April 22, 2013 Maryland Conference of Circuit Judges Names New Leaders
April 17, 2013 Media Advisory: Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Announces Retirement - Gala and Symposium to be Held in his Honor
April 16, 2013 Media Advisory: Maryland Court of Appeals Hosts Mock Trial State Championship
April 10, 2013 Media Advisory: Judiciary Brings Civics to Harford County High School Classroom
April 4, 2013 Media Advisory: High School Students Learn about Life Choices in Anne Arundel County District Court
March 18, 2013 Maryland Access to Justice Commission Releases Guide to Help Attorneys Direct Funds to Civil Legal Services
February 13, 2013 New Brochures Answer Questions about Court Records and Public Access
January 23, 2013 Judiciary Brings Civics to Cecil County High Schools
January 16, 2013 Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court Appoints Master for Juvenile and Domestic Causes
January 10, 2013 Nominees Sought for Third Annual Access to Justice Awards
January 8, 2013 Providing Access to Justice Boosts Maryland’s Economy

2012 News Releases

Date News Release
November 20, 2012 Media Advisory: Maryland Judiciary Hosts Youths from DJS Facilities for Essay Contest
November 14, 2012 Media Advisory: Circuit Courts in Maryland Celebrate National Adoption Day
November 7, 2012 Howard County District Court Celebrates 16th Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
November 7, 2012 Howard County Circuit Court Announces Retirement of Clerk of Court
November 1, 2012 Media Advisory: High School Students Learn about Life Choices in Anne Arundel County District Court
October 26, 2012 Media Advisory: Baltimore City Circuit Court Becomes Unlikely Art Gallery when Girl Scouts with Mothers in Prison Display “Hopes and Dreams” Banners at Courthouse East
October 15, 2012 Judiciary Holds Reception to Honor Young Artists for Peace
October 11, 2012 District Court of Maryland Dismisses Thousands More Debt Collection Cases
October 03, 2012 Media Advisory: Maryland Judiciary Invites Families to Walk for Peace
September 27, 2012 Maryland Judiciary’s New Appellate Mediation Program Ranks among Top in Nation
September 25, 2012 Media Advisory: Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Goes Back to High School as a “History-Maker”
September 14, 2012 Maryland Judiciary 3K Family Peace Walk: Early Registration Counting Down to Last Days
September 10, 2012 Maryland Judiciary Celebrates Constitution Day, 225th Anniversary; Students Invited to Explore and Learn Online
August 31, 2012 Judiciary Seeks Young Artists’ Entries for Peacemaking Art Contest
August 28, 2012 Maryland Judiciary Seeks Public Input on Electronic Court Case Management System
July 23, 2012 New Guide Outlines Steps for Representing Self in the Court of Special Appeals
July 12, 2012 Registration Opens for Judiciary 3K Family Peace Walk: “A Walk for Peace in Our Communities”
July 11, 2012 District Court of Maryland Dismisses Thousands of Debt Collection Cases
June 21, 2012 Media Advisory: Baltimore City Courthouse East Closed Today: June 21, 2012
June 15, 2012 Judge Michele Hotten Receives Award from Prince George’s County Bar Association
June 12, 2012 Media Advisory: Notice for Baltimore City Circuit Court Jury Service: June 13, 2012
June 1, 2012 Judge Marielsa Bernard Receives Montgomery County Bar Association Jurist Award
May 29, 2012 Media Advisory: Howard County District Court Celebrates 15th Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
May 22, 2012 Media Advisory: Anne Arundel County District Court Celebrates Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
May 10, 2012 Media Advisory: Maryland Judges Gather for Statewide Meeting
May 10, 2012 Media Advisory: Prince George’s County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Special Commencement Ceremony
May 8, 2012 Free Webinar for Mediators and Others: Race and its Role in Mediation
April 24, 2012 Prince George’s County Circuit Court to Honor Local Veterans
April 18, 2012 Maryland Access to Justice Commission Names Second Annual Awards Program Winners
April 17, 2012 Media Advisory: Maryland Court of Appeals Hosts Mock Trial State Championship
April 9, 2012 Media Advisory: High School Students Learn about Life Choices in Anne Arundel County District Court
February 27, 2012 Media Advisory: Judiciary Hosts “Civics and Law Academy” for Frederick County High School Students
February 8, 2012 Baltimore City Circuit Court Launches New Jury Management System
January 27, 2012 Nominees Sought for Access to Justice Awards - Awards Honor Outstanding Service to Improve Access in Maryland Courts
January 12, 2012 Steve Anderson, Director of the Maryland State Law Library, to Lead National Law Library Organization
January 10, 2012 Media Advisory: Judiciary Hosts “Civics and Law Academy” for Prince George’s County High School Students
January 4, 2012 Media Advisory: Maryland Court of Appeals Welcomes Back Victorian Clock That Used to Mark Time in Courtroom in 1800s

2011 News Releases

Date News Release
December 22, 2011 Media Advisory: Trial Starts January 9 for State of Maryland v. Lee Edward Stephens
December 7, 2011 Media Advisory: Cecil County Circuit Court Offers a “Day in the Life” View of a Problem-Solving Court
December 5, 2011 Judge Barry G. Williams to Head Baltimore Circuit Court’s Criminal Division
November 15, 2011 Media Advisory: Circuit Courts in Maryland Celebrate National Adoption Day
November 8, 2011 Media Advisory: Howard County District Court Celebrates 14th Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
November 3, 2011 Media Advisory: Maryland Judiciary Hosts Youths from DJS Facilities for Essay Contest
November 2, 2011 District Court of Maryland Stays Thousands of LVNV and Resurgent Capital Services Debt Cases
November 1, 2011 Public Service Announcement: Judiciary Hosts Free Veterans Services Open House to Commemorate Veterans Day
October 31, 2011 Media Advisory: High School Students Learn about Life Choices in Anne Arundel County District Court
October 25, 2011 Media Advisory - Montgomery County Circuit Court Offers a “Day in the Life” View of a Problem-Solving Court
October 24, 2011 Free Webinar for Mediators and Others: Using Formal Proposals to Resolve Conflict
October 20, 2011

Media Advisory - Former U.S. Ambassador Paul E. Simons and State Senator Nathaniel McFadden Visit Baltimore Drug Treatment Court

October 17, 2011 Judiciary Holds Reception to Honor Young Winners of Conflict Resolution Art Contest
October 12, 2011 Judiciary Hosts “Civics and Law Academy” for Area High School Students
October 11, 2011 District Court of Maryland Launches Live-Chat and Telephone Options for Self-Help Service
October 4, 2011 Media Advisory - Baltimore City District Court Offers a “Day in the Life” View of a Problem-Solving Court
September 30, 2011 Media Advisory - Charles County Circuit Court Offers a “Day in the Life” View of Problem-Solving Courts
September 30, 2011 Media Advisory - Howard County District Court Offers a “Day in the Life” View of Problem-Solving Court
September 28, 2011 Court of Appeals Changes Rules: Debt Collectors Need to Show More Proof in Cases Against Consumers
September 21, 2011 District Court of Maryland Dismisses Sunshine Financial Group Debt Collection Cases
September 20, 2011 Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Returns to Alma Mater, Dunbar High School, as “History-Maker”
September 16, 2011 Media Advisory: Talbot County Circuit Court Offers a “Day in the Life” View of its Problem-Solving Court
September 13, 2011 Prince George’s County Circuit Court Offices Relocate Due to Flooding
September 12, 2011 Judiciary Invites Walkers to “Take Steps to Bring Peace to Our Communities”
September 1, 2011 Judiciary Seeks Young Artists’ Entries for Contest
August 25, 2011 Worcester County District Court in Ocean City Will Be Closed Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
August 17, 2011 Maryland’s Chief Judge, Fellow Appellate Judge, Inducted into National Bar Association Hall of Fame
August 5, 2011 Montgomery County Circuit Court Administrator Pamela Harris Named to Board of National Courts Organization
July 19, 2011 Montgomery County District Courthouse in Rockville to Close During Move
July 13, 2011 Judge Lenore Gelfman Named Administrative Judge for Howard County Circuit Court
July 13, 2011 Judge Nancy Davis-Loomis Named Fifth Circuit Administrative Judge
July 13, 2011 Judge M. Kenneth Long, Jr., Named Administrative Judge for Washington County Circuit Court
June 3, 2011 Trial Resumes June 6 for State of Maryland v. Gahiji Tshamba
June 1, 2011 Trial Starts June 1 for State of Maryland v. Gahiji Tshamba
May 27, 2011 Media Advisory: Pretrial Motions Scheduled for May 31 in the State of Maryland v. Gahiji Tshamba case
May 27, 2011 Prince George’s County Circuit Court Honors Local Veterans
May 24, 2011 Maryland Access to Justice Commission First in Nation to Study Actual Costs Associated with a Right to Counsel in Civil Cases
May 23, 2011 White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Kerlikowske to Attend Drug Court Commencement Ceremony, Speak to Graduates
May 23, 2011 Free Webinar for Mediators and Others: What is “Conflict Coaching” and How Does it Work?
May 19, 2011 Media Advisory: Howard County District Court Celebrates 13th Drug/DUI Treatment Court Graduation
May 17, 2011 Maryland Judiciary Case Search Displays New Message
May 12, 2011 Updated Media Advisory - Maryland Judges Gather for Statewide Meeting
May 11, 2011 Stadium Authority Releases Feasibility Study for Baltimore City Circuit Court Expansion, Restoration
May 10, 2011 Media Advisory - Maryland Judges Gather for Statewide Meeting
May 9, 2011 Media Advisory - Courtroom B-roll Video and Photography Opportunity
May 9, 2011 Prince George’s County Circuit Court to Honor Local Veterans
May 3, 2011 Top Team Chosen at Maryland Court of Appeals during Mock Trial State Championship
April 21, 2011 Maryland Access to Justice Commission Names First Annual Awards Program Winners
April 18, 2011 Judiciary’s Family Administration Honored for Conflict Resolution Efforts
April 12, 2011 Media Advisory - Maryland Court of Appeals Hosts Mock Trial State Championship
April, 5, 2011 Maryland Conference of Circuit Judges Names New Leaders
March 30, 2011 Media Advisory: High School Students Learn about Life Choices in Anne Arundel County District Court
March 17, 2011 Thousands of District Court of Maryland Cases Dismissed
January 24, 2011 New Awards Program Acknowledges Efforts to Improve Access to Justice in Maryland Courts