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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, September 4, 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 Position

Stay tuned for a job description, along with information on how to apply for the new Juvenile Magistrate position.

Courthouse Security

For assistance with any courthouse security issues or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Lieutenant Robert “Bob” Lehman, Court & Transportation Section: / desk# 240-777-7098 / cell# 240-672-6014


The “Go Live” date for MDEC in Montgomery County is February 18, 2020, and Court staff have been working exhaustively to make the transition as smooth as possible. Attorney outreach and training is expected to begin in January 2020.

Family Law Filings

The Clerk wishes to advise family law attorneys that only true emergencies will be handled as “rush” filings. Filings are typically processed in 3-5 business days. Each time the Clerk is asked to “rush” a filing, processing of other “non-rush” filings is delayed. Attorneys are asked to use discretion when identifying which filings constitute true emergencies.

Note that there are separate forms for Joint Requests to Schedule an Uncontested Divorce, and Joint Requests to Schedule an Uncontested Divorce on the Grounds of Mutual Consent.  Using the incorrect form for your case may result in delays in scheduling. Both forms can be found on the Court’s website at:

Also as a reminder, dismissals cannot be processed without payment of the $15.00 fee.

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 or Meg Rosan at (301) 656-1177 or


Heather C. Collier
Megan N. Rosan



Committee Meetings

October 2, 2019
November 6, 2019
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.

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     Montgomery County, MD

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