Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The Circuit Court for Baltimore City has decided to begin posting select opinions online. There are currenlty only a small number of civil opinions posted on the site. As far as I know, this is the first county in the state to begin posting trial court level opinions online. According to the folks I spoke with there is currently no policy in place which governs whether or not an opinion is selected for publication. Instead, the assigning judge simply has the option to suggest a particular opinion for publication. The earliest opinion posted on the site is from November, 2004. The site also contains a number of opinions from the Business & Technology Case Management Program--a division within the civil division created specifically to hear cases involving business and/or technology issues.