Md. courts to remain in Phase III operations through March 6th

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Judiciary announced on Friday that Phase III operations will continue through at least March 6, 2022, due to the continued surge of positive COVID-19 cases and high rate of community transmission.

Clerks’ offices in both the District Court of Maryland and circuit courts across the state will remain open to the public. The Court of Appeals of Maryland and Court of Special Appeals remain fully operational, but the chief judge may determine whether to hold proceedings in person or remotely.

In Phase III, the District Court and circuit courts will hear specific cases remotely or in-person, but jury trials will not be held until the Judiciary is able to re-enter Phase V of its reopening plan. Jury trials that have already begun will proceed to conclusion, but all jury trials scheduled through March 4th will be rescheduled. Marylanders who are currently serving as jurors or who have been summoned to report through that date are encouraged to contact their local circuit court.

The February 2022 Uniform Bar Examination in Maryland will proceed as scheduled.

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