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Maryland Judiciary Extends Phase III Operations Through March 6, 2022

The Maryland Judiciary announced that, due to the continued surge of positive COVID-19 cases and high rate of community transmission, Phase III operations will continue through March 6, 2022, pending further order. Clerks’ offices in both the District Court of Maryland and circuit courts throughout 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 case types 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 commenced will proceed to conclusion. All jury trials scheduled through March 4 will be rescheduled. Marylanders who are currently serving as jurors or who have been summoned to report through that date are encouraged to contact the local circuit court. The February 2022 Uniform Bar Examination in Maryland will proceed in person as scheduled. “This amended order to extend our operations in Phase III is made with the intent to reduce the community transmission of COVID-19 within the […]

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