Archive for April 2020

Cases Being Heard in Circuit Court

The following matters are currently being heard in the Circuit Court: Criminal Matters Bail reviews and habeas petitions are handled daily via video at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 15 or 18. Remote participation can be arranged by contacting Phil Pokorny at Pokorny@mdcourts.gov. VOP bench warrant hearings are scheduled the morning after pickup on the video…

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1.  The Maryland Courts issued an administrative order clarifying the emergency tolling or suspension of statutes of limitations and statutory and rules deadlines.  The order can be found here.

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Maryland Courts Closed Through June 5, 2020

Today, April 14th, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued a Second Amended Administrative Order Expanding and Extending Statewide Judiciary Restricted Operations Due to the COVID-19 Emergency.  Courts will remain closed through June 5.

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Updates & Lawyers Assistance

Updates Click to register for Working Remotely in the Law & Video-Communications During the Time of COVID-19 & Beyond.  We will be hosting this free event online on Monday, April 20, 11:00 a.m.  Registration is required. The BCBA, through donations from its members, donated 40 meals from CVP Towson to healthcare providers at Greater Baltimore Medical…

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Current Operations of the Baltimore County Circuit and District Courts

Circuit Court for Baltimore County Update Approximately 15 clerks in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County’s Clerk’s Office are performing their duties remotely, leaving approximately 25 clerks working daily at the courthouse.  As a result, some telephone calls are not immediately addressed because of the decrease of onsite clerks.  To better respond to inquiries from…

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COVID-19 Updates & Available Technology

Baltimore County Bar Association created the following webpage to better organize updates, closures, and resources related to COVID-19 and the Maryland Judiciary. Administrative Orders have been issued for the following Counties: Baltimore City Carroll County Montgomery County Prince George’s County The BCBA is coordinating a supply donation drive with local hospitals for items needed to protect…

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Chief Judge Barbera issued three Administrative Orders on Friday, April 3.  The Administrative Orders extend Statute of Limitations for cases during the Court’s closing, as well as statutory and rules deadlines, and allowing remote filings for non-MDEC counties. ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ON EMERGENCY TOLLING OR SUSPENSION OF STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS AND STATUTORY AND RULES DEADLINES RELATED…

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Court Updates & Bench/Bar Meeting Updates

Court Updates The Maryland Judiciary issued the following Statement on Matters Concerning Children & Families, which clarifies that all courts orders for a child’s custody, parenting time, and child support are still in effect. The District Court for Maryland for Baltimore County has stayed all evictions for non-residential premises during the COVID-19 emergency. The Catonsville Courthouse for the…

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