The Maryland Judiciary is testing a system that texts court date notifications to defendants with the hope that the reminders will increase appearance rates. The program launched Monday and allows defendants in district court who are screened for public defender representation for criminal ...Read More »
The following is an excerpt of a conversation with Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera from “Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal, Fifth Edition,” edited by Paul Mark Sandler, Andrew D. Levy and Steven M. ...
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ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top jurist pressed senators Wednesday to approve what would be the first judicial pay raise in three years, saying a salary increase is necessary to attract and retain the best legal talent for the bench. “There is ...Read More »
A Baltimore lawyer’s lawsuit against Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera challenging the judicial appointment process has been dismissed. Rickey Nelson Jones, a Baltimore attorney who was not recommended to fill vacancies on the Anne Arundel Circuit Court ...Read More »
Maryland judges have significant latitude in how to conduct voir dire, but one method recently received a seal of approval from state’s top court. Writing for a unanimous Court of Appeals last month, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera included “a ...Read More »
Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. will become administrative judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit and Allegany County Circuit Judge W. Timothy Finan will become the county’s administrative judge next month, the Maryland Judiciary announced Monday. Long and ...Read More »