Circuit Court for Baltimore County Update
Approximately 15 clerks in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County’s Clerk’s Office are performing their duties remotely, leaving approximately 25 clerks working daily at the courthouse. As a result, some telephone calls are not immediately addressed because of the decrease of onsite clerks. To better respond to inquiries from attorneys and parties, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County has established group email addresses for specific departments, including Assignment, Civil, Criminal, Family, Juvenile, and Records. A clerk will be devoted to monitoring all incoming emails to reply and provide any necessary assistance.
The group email addresses are as follows:
The first-floor front lobby of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County contains two drop boxes – one for Land Records and one for the Clerk’s office. The drop boxes are checked twice a day for delivery to the appropriate department.
Finally, a public access computer from Land Records may be accessed at the corner Information Desk on the first-floor front lobby of the Circuit Courthouse. Printing of any documents requires a HECON key. If an individual does not have an issued HECON key but wishes to print documents, contact the Land Records Copy Center at 410-887-2657 to obtain a temporary HECON key. The individual must surrender their Driver’s License until payment for the documents have been made.
Maryland Judiciary Using Skype for Business
As previously reported, the Maryland Judiciary approved the use of Skype for Business for video conferencing. To perform video conferencing, the participant must download the Skype for Business app on their mobile device or install Skype for Business on their computer. Further, the computer must be equipped with a camera and microphone. In the event a participant does not have access to a mobile device with app capabilities or a camera-enabled computer, a call-in number from Skype for Business may be provided.
Uncontested Divorces Where Both Parties Are Represented
Uncontested divorce proceedings, where both parties are represented by counsel, are being handled by the Family Law Magistrates. The cases are being scheduled; however, counsel for parties in an uncontested divorce may call to expedite the scheduling of the cases.
Remote Appearance by Attorneys for Bail Reviews
Attorneys wishing to appear telephonically or by video conferencing for bail reviews in District and Circuit Courts of Baltimore County should contact the respective Clerk’s Office as early as practically possible to coordinate the remote appearance.
Meal Delivery to Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Forty individually packaged meals, donated by the BCBA, will be delivered to the healthcare workers at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), as they treat members of our community affected by COVID-19. The BCBA coordinated with Charles Village Pub & Patio Towson to deliver the meals. Thank you to our BCBA members for their generous donations and making this meal delivery possible. Please contact the Bar Association office at 410-337-9103 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a part of our next meal delivery.
Additional Employment Law Resource
The Women’s Law Center of Maryland has expanded its employment law hotline for the underserved community affected by the CORVID-19 pandemic to the following:
Every Tuesday and Friday, 9:30am-1pm
First Thursday of every month, 5pm-7:30pm