Beginning in October 2017, Allegany, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington counties will become the latest jurisdictions to offer Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC). With the implementation of MDEC on Monday, October 16, 2017, attorneys filing in District and Circuit courts in these jurisdictions, as well as appellate filings originating in these jurisdictions, will be required to file electronically. This applies to all attorneys in Maryland who practice law in Western Maryland.
The launch in Western Maryland follows the successful implementation of electronic filing in Southern Maryland, on the Eastern Shore, and in Anne Arundel County. MDEC is currently operational in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. The Judiciary is on pace to achieve the goal to bring MDEC to every court by 2021.