Published October 9, 2020 by Marc Emden
All Courts in Maryland are slowly reopening their doors to members of the public.
Jury trials for example have begun to take place throughout several counties in the State of Maryland, like Montgomery and Frederick Counties and Baltimore City
Many District Courts throughout the state are now allowing the parties to appear in person. All counties however still offer the right to participate virtually by Zoom or other virtual video platforms.
Peace Order and Protective Order first hearings in the District Court usually require in-person testimony to allow the judge the opportunity to question the party in person.
Protective Orders in the Circuit Court usually are handled virtually.
If you have a pending protective order case, you will need to contact the clerk of the court to determine whether you may appear virtually or whether you may appear in person.
For more detailed information click on this link: https://mdcourts.gov/coronavirusinformationforpublic