District Court Bench Bar Committee
Our Committee met for the final time this year with the Honorable Patricia Mitchell, filling in for Judge Wolfe, who was on vacation. A number of short items were discussed, including the necessity to use MDEC after July 1, 2015, for the issuance of subpoenas in civil and criminal or traffic cases. Lawyers must get signed up for MDEC in order to issue subpoenas through the District Court system after that date.
Most of our time was spent discussing a “Back To District Court Night” to be held at the District Court in Rockville on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, in the evening, with time and details to be announced in the future. Save this date, because it will be a good learning experience for young lawyers and a refresher course for more experienced members of the Bar on current District Court practices and tips on how to be more effective in different sorts of cases. We are discussing a format where there will be one judge and one attorney in each of eight courtrooms, and each courtroom will have a different program that repeats through the course of the evening. Members will be able to address questions to the judges and lawyers in the courtroom, and can go to as many courtrooms as they choose based on the areas of practice in which they are interested.
Reginald W. Bours
Richard D. London
September 30, 2015*
*Back to Court Night, exact time To Be Determined
Committee Meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 8AM in the Judges Conference Room in the District Court building, 191 East Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, unless otherwise noted.