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Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee 

       The next Committee meeting will be held on June 7, 2017.

 The following issues were raised at the April meeting of the Committee:

family law self help center
As reported in our April blurb, The Family Law Self Help Center implemented evening hours on Tuesday nights to better serve the public.  This evening service has been extremely successful and there was clearly pent up demand for such evening service outside of working hours.

Construction and Relocations
The Assignment Office has relocated to the former Criminal Office.  

The Licensing Department is under renovation and is temporarily housed on the second floor where Land Records was formerly located.

In late spring and throughout the summer there will be extensive renovations to the Law Library.  This will result in limited availability of the conference rooms during the summer.

DCM Changes and Rotation Changes
Attorneys should be sure to read Rick Dabbs’ writeup elsewhere in this newsletter highlighting updates to the court’s DCM plan as well as providing information relating to forthcoming judicial rotation changes in July.

Montgomery County is still tracked to go live on MDEC in the summer of 2019.  The court administration and the Clerk’s office are actively preparing for the transition to e-filing.  Files are beginning to be scanned to prepare for this transition.

If you have any concerns to bring to the Committee’s attention, please feel free to contact any Committee member or Co-Chairs David C. Merkin at (301) 762-9200 or; Jeremy Rachlin at (301) 913-2948 or or Michael A. Taylor at (301) 251-2772,


David C. Merkin
Jeremy Rachlin
Michael A. Taylor


Committee Meetings

 June 7, 2017

     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.