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Jun 23, 2023

Baltimore City to roll out electronic court records system in 2024

Baltimore City will become the final jurisdiction in Maryland to implement electronic filing of court records in 2024, the Maryland Judiciary said.

Nov 18, 2021

Editorial Advisory Board: MDEC inches closer to the finish line

On Oct. 25, Montgomery County became the 22nd Maryland jurisdiction to implement Maryland Electronic Courts filing in its Circuit and District Courts. MDEC filing began in Anne Arundel County in 2014 and by 2019 all Maryland jurisdictions other than Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Baltimore city had MDEC filing. It is our understanding that […]

Oct 7, 2021

Electronic filing begins Oct. 25 for Montgomery County courts

Montgomery County lawyers will begin filing their cases and appeals electronically beginning Oct. 25, the Maryland Judiciary stated this month. The county’s long-delayed launch of the Maryland Electronic Courts system will make Prince George’s County and the City of Baltimore the only jurisdictions in the state yet to be plugged into MDEC. The Judiciary has […]

Feb 7, 2020

Rules committee approves changes to court e-filing process

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s electronic court filing system will no longer allow attorneys to shield documents from the public with the click of a button under proposed rules approved by a committee Friday. District Court Chief Judge John P. Morrissey thanked newspapers, particularly Annapolis’ Capital Gazette and The Baltimore Sun, for raising concerns about the way […]

Feb 3, 2020

Rules committee proposes stricter process for confidential e-filing

The Maryland Judiciary has proposed new rules to crack down on potential misuse of an electronic filing feature that allows attorneys to shield documents from public view. The Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure fast-tracked the issue of “confidential” filings earlier this year after newspapers flagged hundreds of filings in the […]

Jan 7, 2020

Judge keeps seal on portion of records in newsroom shooting case

ANNAPOLIS — The judge presiding over the criminal case against the man accused of killing five Maryland newspaper employees in 2018 ordered a number of documents to remain under seal as the parties await the start of the second phase of his trial to determine criminal responsibility. The Capital Gazette and Baltimore Sun newspapers filed […]

Nov 11, 2019

Montgomery County MDEC rollout pushed to 2020

Montgomery County lawyers will have to wait to be able to file their cases electronically. Maryland’s MDEC — Maryland Electronic Courts — system has been rolled out in the most of the state, most recently in Baltimore County this year. But additional requirements have pushed the launch in Montgomery County, the biggest jurisdiction to date, into late 2020. As of […]

Feb 22, 2019

Baltimore Co. courts implement mandatory e-filing system

Baltimore County is the latest jurisdiction to implement the state’s electronic filing system, known as Maryland Electronic Courts or MDEC, the largest expansion of the program to date, the Maryland Judiciary announced Friday. MDEC was implemented in the county on Tuesday, making electronic filing mandatory for attorneys representing clients in district court and circuit court […]

Oct 23, 2018

Case Search functionality returned

The Maryland Judiciary temporarily suspended access to Case Search on Tuesday to fix technical issues causing poor response time on the site.

Jun 16, 2017

Judiciary’s electronic filing expands to southern Maryland

Maryland’s electronic case management system has expanded to southern Maryland

Dec 13, 2016

Mandatory e-filing expands to four new counties in Md.

Maryland’s electronic case filing system, known as Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC), has expanded to Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore. Starting Monday, attorneys filing civil and criminal cases in district and circuit court in those counties, as well as appellate court filings that originate there, are required to use the e-filing […]

Jul 15, 2016

E-filing expands to Md.’s Eastern Shore

Maryland’s electronic case filing system, known as Maryland Electronic Courts or MDEC, is expanding to Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties starting July 18, according to the Maryland Judiciary. E-filing will be mandatory for attorneys filing civil and criminal cases in district and circuit court in those counties, as well as for appellate […]

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