MSBA Sends Additional Questions to Judiciary Including Issue of Deadlines; Update from Prince George's County Administrative Judge

On April 2, MSBA sent additional questions to the Judiciary for consideration and discussion. Prince George’s County Administrative Judge Adams issued a letter with updates on filing procedures, civil and family deadlines, and scheduling orders.

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Waiver of In-Person Notarization of Documents

On March 30, Governor Hogan issued an Executive Order waiving the requirement of in-person notarization for documents. Click here for details and for instructions on how to perform remote notarizations.

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New Administrative Order: Rescheduling April Oral Arguments and Postponing May Arguments

March 31, 2020

The Judiciary has issued a new order regarding scheduled April and May oral arguments and potential electronic proceedings.

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Statement from the Maryland Judiciary on Matters Concerning Children & Families

With schools closed and courthouses restricting operations to reduce exposure to COVID-19, custodians who live apart might be confused about changing family situations and their court orders. This statement is intended to clarify concerns you may have regarding these matters.

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Revised Policy on Interim Peace, Protective, and Extreme Risk Protective Orders

Please see the revised policy on Interim Orders during the emergency as of March 27, 2020 from Chief Judge Morrissey of the District Court.

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Maryland Judiciary Extends the Length of Statewide Judiciary Restricted Operations Due to COVID-19 Emergency

Updates on two March 25 Administrative Orders from the Judiciary – the first extending emergency operations through May 1, 2020, and another suspending foreclosures, evictions, and other ejectments involving residences.

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COVID-19 Update: Effect on Maryland Courts & Legal Entities

Click here for a collection of updates from MSBA about local court systems and legal entities. We will continue to update this page frequently.

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FAQs Regarding COVID-19

MSBA provides over 100 FAQs, compiled from questions from members and partner organizations, and reviewed with the Judiciary.

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April 03,2020

Update from Baltimore County Courts

By Shaoli Katana
April 03,2020

Update from Prince George’s County Circuit Court – All Circuit Court Hearings Will Be Conducted Remotely Effective April 6, 2020

By Shaoli Katana
April 02,2020

Update from Baltimore City Circuit Court – Regarding Civil and Criminal Filings and Scheduling Order Deadlines

By Shaoli Katana