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Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee 

The Circuit Court Bench-Bar Committee met on Wednesday, March 7th, at 8:00 a.m., in Room 3240 of the Circuit Court. The Committee meets at 8:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

As a reminder, all attorneys in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend the Bench Bar Committee meetings. Attendance is not limited to Committee members.

Courthouse Entrances
The Maryland Avenue Entrance has re-opened, although construction around the Maryland Avenue entrance continues.
Attorneys are encouraged to allow extra time when entering the courthouse in light of random security screenings that are in process and ongoing. Dates for screening will not be announced in advance. When screening is taking place, all visitors, including attorneys and employees, will be required to pass through the metal detectors upon entering the public entrances.

New Fee Procedures
Litigants are assessed a $25 fee whenever depositing funds into the Court’s escrow account. Effective April 1, 2018, this fee must be paid using a separate check for $25.

Effective April 1, 2018, litigants will be assessed a $60 fee to transfer a case from Montgomery County to another County.

Motions to Limit Inspection of Files 
All motions to limit inspection of files pursuant to Rule 16-912 will now be presented to the presiding Duty Judge upon filing, to establish whether the file should be temporarily sealed or shielded, pending a ruling on a motion to seal or shield

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

April 4, 2018
May 2, 2018
June 6, 2018

     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.