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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 16. Court Administration
Chapter 400. Circuit Courts--Clerks' Offices
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 16-402
(a) Procurement. A clerk may not procure any service or property except in accordance with procedures established by the State Court Administrator. Unless otherwise provided by those procedures, the clerk shall submit all procurement requests to the State Court Administrator in the form and with the documentation the State Court Administrator requires.
(b) General Operations. The State Court Administrator shall develop policies, procedures, and standards for all judicial and non-judicial operations of the clerks' offices, including case processing, records management, forms control, accounting, budgeting, inventory, and data processing. The data processing systems in Baltimore City, Prince George's County, and Montgomery County in effect on July 1, 2016 shall not be replaced, other than by MDEC, except by order of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
(c) Audits. The Administrative Office of the Courts may audit the operations and accounts of the clerks' offices.
(d) Submission of Budget. Each clerk shall submit an annual budget to the State Court Administrator for review and approval by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The budget shall be submitted at the time specified by the State Court Administrator and shall be in the form prescribed by the Secretary of Budget and Management.
(e) County Administrative Judge to Supervise Certain Functions. The case assignment function and the jury selection process, whether or not located in the clerk's office, shall be subject to the overall supervision of the County Administrative Judge or a judge designated by the County Administrative Judge.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 16-302 (2016).


[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 16-402, MD R CTS J AND ATTYS Rule 16-402
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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