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MSBA continues to support our membership by monitoring the impact of a return to Phase 3 in local District and Circuit Courts. Below are recent Administrative Orders and Covid-19 response plans for various jurisdictions.

Circuit Courts

Baltimore City: 

Effective Tuesday, December 1, 2020, all pretrial hearings scheduled before the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City will be held remotely.  Order available here: http://www.baltimorecitycourt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Admin-Order-2020-13-11.23.2020-01.pdf

Baltimore City Circuit Court Amended Covid-19 Response Plan from Judge Carrion:

http://www.baltimorecitycourt.org/amended-covid-19-response-plan-for-the-progressive-resumption-of-full-function-of-judiciary-operations/ 

Anne Arundel County:

Message from Administrative Judge Ripken, includes hearing updates for matters through December 31, 2020:

http://www.circuitcourt.org/message-from-administrative-judge-ripken-november-16-2020 

Baltimore County:

Covid-19 status update from the Circuit Court:

https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/departments/circuit/index.html 

Calvert County:

Clerk’s Office updates effective November 16, 2020:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/calvert 

Carroll County:

Notice Regarding Return to Phase III:

https://circuitcourt.carrollcountymd.gov/docs/Phase%203%20Notice%20to%20Bar.pdf?x=1606235962048 

Cecil County:

Administrative Order on Restricted Operation

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/clerks/cecil/pdfs/cecilrestrictedoperationsorder20201117.pdf 

Howard County:

Administrative Order Regarding Courthouse Access and Restriction:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/circuit/howard/pdfs/adminorder2020-09access.pdf 

Covid-19 status updates from Circuit Court:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/circuit/howard 

Kent County:

Administrative Order Governing Courthouse Access and Restrictions During Return to Phase III

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/clerks/kent/pdfs/kentccreturntophase3adminorder20201113.pdf 

Montgomery County:

Message from Administrative Judge Greenberg on Return to Phase III:

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cct/COVID-19-Notices/Phase-III-of-the-Court-Reopening.html 

Message from Administrative Judge Greenberg on Suspension of Jury Trials:

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cct/COVID-19-Notices/suspension-of-jury-trials.html 

Covid-19 status updates from Circuit Court:

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cct/COVID-19-Notices/index.html 

Prince George’s County:

Covid-19 status updates from Circuit Court:

https://princegeorgescourts.org/DocumentCenter/View/721/Return-to-Phase-Three-Infographic-English-Nov201 

Queen Anne’s County:

Administrative Order – Change in Courthouse Operations, Move Back Phase III:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/circuit/queenannes/orders/qaphase3adminorder20201113.pdf 

Washington County:

Covid-19 status updates from Circuit Court:
https://www.courts.state.md.us/courtsdirectory/washington 

Wicomico County:

Covid-19 status updates from Circuit Court:
https://www.courts.state.md.us/circuit/wicomico 

 

District Courts

Click under Phase III to see the types of cases being heard in District Court:

https://www.mdcourts.gov/coronavirusphasedreopening 

Communication Regarding District Court Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant Actions During Phase III:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/district/ReturntoPhaseIIIcommunication_landlordtenant_11.13.20.pdf 

Baltimore City:

Covid Phase 3 Additional Information:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/district/D1_ReturntoPhase3addendum_11.16.2020.pdf 

Phase 3 Reopening Plan:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/district/D1_PhaseIII_11.16.2020.pdf 

Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s Counties:

Return to Phase 3 Information:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/district/D4_ReturnPhaseIII_11.16.2020.pdf 

Harford County: 

Return to Phase 3 – Action Plan:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/district/D9_PhaseIII_11.13.2020.pdf

Montgomery County:

Administrative Order Regarding Remote Proceedings Effective Through December 31, 2020:

https://www.courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/district/D6_BacktoPhase3Order.pdf