Maryland Courts to Stay Closed to Public Through May 1

law - lady justiceMaryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has extended the order restricting judiciary operations to May 1. Under the order, courthouses are closed to the public and operating with essential staff only to handle emergency matters.

From Southern Maryland Newspapers Online:

Courts throughout the state will continue to conduct remote proceedings using various communication platforms consistent with the court systems pervious order on the matter.

All non-emergency matters scheduled for a court hearing or proceeding, including jury trials, scheduled to begin March 17 through May 1 will be postponed, unless otherwise noted. Scheduling orders issued in civil and family law matters will be addressed by motion on a case-by-case basis.

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Chief judge extends court closures through May 1 (Southern Maryland Newspapers Online)