Wednesday, March 01, 2006

MD Trial Court Info Hits the World Wide Web

For an update to this posting, see the following post.

(The following is another guest posting from Andy Zimmerman, Director of Library Services at Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC).

For the first time, the Maryland Judiciary has posted information about Maryland Circuit and District Court cases on the Web. The new Maryland Judiciary Case Search is free, easy to use and updated daily. This will be a useful tool for looking up case numbers online and checking on whether a person has been sued in Maryland.

To be sure, the new Case Search provides only basic case information such as party names, case numbers, case types, filing dates and trial dates. The Case Search also does not cover the Circuit Courts for Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. For more comprehensive docket information, and for case information from the two missing Circuit Courts, you still have to use the JIS System, Westlaw or Courtlink, discussed in an earlier posting entitled “State Court Docket Information.” The Judiciary plans to fill in these gaps in the future and, eventually, to use the Judiciary Case Search system to replace the JIS System entirely.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting article...great blog.

8:10 AM  

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