Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee
The Circuit Court Bench-Bar Committee meets at 8:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, in Room 3240 of the Circuit Court. The Committee met on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. All attorneys in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend the Bench Bar Committee meetings. Attendance is not limited to Committee members.
New Juvenile Magistrate
Chambers for the newly appointed Juvenile Magistrate, Lena Kim, will be located on the second floor of the South Tower, but hearings before Magistrate Kim will be conducted in Courtroom 4F.
The “Go Live” date for MDEC in Montgomery County has been pushed back to October 12, 2020, to permit the vendor to make necessary upgrades before we transition to electronic filing. Attorney training is expected to begin in August, 2020.
The civil desk will no longer handle lien indexing. All liens will now be indexed in the Land Records Department, and will ultimately be accessible through MDEC.
When requesting the issuance of a writ for an incarcerated individual, attorneys should do their best to discern the individual’s whereabouts before asking the Clerk for assistance with this task. The location of incarcerated individuals can be determined by visiting www.vinelink.com.
As a reminder, all motions should be filed with an accompanying proposed Order. Failure to attach a proposed Order will delay the Court’s ruling on any given motion.
Attorneys are reminded to err on the side of caution when estimating trial time, so as to avoid unnecessary delay as a result of the need to reassign a case to another track.
If you have any concerns or issues to bring to the Committee’s attention, please feel free to contact either of the Co-Chairs for the 2017-2018 term: Heather Collier at (301) 340-9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Meg Rosan at (301) 656-1177 or email@example.com.
Heather C. Collier
Megan N. Rosan
December 4, 2019
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020
May 6, 2020
June 3, 2020
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.