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Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee 

       The next Committee meeting will be held on December 7, 2016.

Mental Health Court
The Circuit Court is pleased to announce that the mental health court, Judge Bair presiding, commenced its first docket on Friday, November 4th

State of the Court Report
A copy of the State of the Court Report is available on the Circuit Court’s website.  The Report highlights accomplishments over the past year and previews initiatives for the coming year.

Welcome to Judge Cho and Judge Dwyer!

The Committee would like to send a hearty welcome and congratulations to Judge Jeannie Cho and Judge Debbie Dwyer, our two newest Circuit Court judges.  Judge Cho will initially be sitting in the family rotation.  Judge Dwyer will initially be sitting in the general rotation.  Both Judge Cho and Judge Dwyer will have their chambers on the fourth floor of the South Tower.

     If you have any concerns to bring to the Committee’s attention, please feel free to contact any Committee member or Co-Chairs David C. Merkin at (301) 762-9200 or; Jeremy Rachlin at (301) 913-2948 or or Michael A. Taylor at (301) 251-2772,


David C. Merkin
Jeremy Rachlin
Michael A. Taylor


Committee Meetings

December 7, 2016
January 4, 2017
February 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017
June 7, 2017

     Meetings will be held at 8AM on the 1st Wednesday of the month in the Administrative Judge's Conference Room in the North Tower, Room 3240 of the Circuit Court building.