Civil Practice & Procedure in the District Court of Maryland


Join the MSBA for a new program, Civil Practice and Procedure in the District Court of Maryland, on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9 am EST for a live webcast!

Join The Hon. Norman Stone (Ret.), The Hon. David Carey, The Hon. Robert Cooper, Maureen Denihan, Esq., Kathy Howard, Esq. and Ronald S. Canter, Esq. as they review the nuts and bolts of civil proceedings in the district court. Your esteemed faculty will cover everything from how to handle small claims, to protective and peace orders, to landlord -tenant, to discovery and motions in the District Court. This is a must attend for new attorneys and attorneys new to the Maryland District Court system!

The course book will be the new book, “Civil Practice & Procedure in the District Court of Maryland, 2019 Revised Edition”. Receive a 10% discount on the publication when you register for webcast!

Use coupon code 9KT6CKGY to redeem your discount on the publication! (Please note you have to register for the class and then click one of the links below for the coupon code to apply to the purchase of the publication only.)

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***To receive CLE credit hours in Virginia, you must purchase the publication as it will serve as the primary written materials for the program.***

This program is available as a live webcast only. 

4.5 hours of CLE credit will be offered by the surrounding MCLE states.  The program will be available online on-demand 5-7 business days after the program.

Course Level
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
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Jun 22, 2020
9:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Total CLE Credits


Day 1

8:30 am
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcome and Introductions
Norman Stone
9:05 am
Landlord-Tenant and other possessory actions
Kathy Kelly Howard

 Failure to Pay Rent, Rent Escrow, Breach of Lease, Tenant Holding Over and Wrongful Detainer. Faculty will also review the use of MDEC.

10:00 am
The Anatomy of a District Court Civil Case
Robert Cooper

The Complaint; Service and substituted service; Review of the TItle 3, ch. 200 Rules relating to parties; Demand for Proof; Affidavit Judgment practice, Assigned debt, Small Claim vs. Large Claim; Motions practice; Limited Discovery; Motion for Judgment – Rule 3-519(b) 

11:00 am
11:10 am
Post-Judgment Practice/Judgment Enforcement
Ronald S Canter
11:40 am
Domestic Violence Protective Orders, Peace Orders and Extreme Risk Protective Orders
David Earl Carey
12:25 pm
Alternative Dispute Resolution in the District Court
Maureen Denihan
12:55 pm
Do's and Don'ts of District Court Practice
Norman Stone


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Civil Practice & Procedure in the District Court of Maryland