Constitution Day

Celebrate Constitution Day: September 17

In honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the Maryland Judiciary has updated an interactive webpage to help students and citizens learn more about our system of government, the Constitution of the United States, and Maryland’s Constitution. There are links to educational websites and online games. Visit the Judiciary’s Constitution Day webpage.

Gavel and Scales

Judge Tucker to lead Howard County Circuit Court

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has named Judge William V. Tucker administrative judge of the Circuit Court for Howard County. He succeeds outgoing Howard County Administrative Judge Lenore R. Gelfman, who is retiring after more than 29 years on the bench. Read more.

Worcester County Pretrial services

Worcester County launches pretrial supervision program

A pretrial supervision program designed to lower recidivism and failure-to-appear rates as well as reduce the population in the Worcester County Jail is now operational.

Jury Bench

Jury duty scam reported in Carroll County

The Maryland Judiciary is issuing a warning regarding a telephone scam. Members of the general public are reportedly receiving calls notifying them a bench warrant has been issued for their arrest because they have failed to appear for jury duty in Carroll County. This is a scam. Read more.

Kent County Truancy Reduction Program

Kent County Truancy Reduction Program helps high school senior earn her diploma

Kent County High School student Kendra Johnson missed 45 days of school during her senior year. Read more on how the Kent County Truancy Reduction Program aims at supporting students, like Johnson, so they can complete school requirements.