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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 16. Court Administration
Chapter 900. Access to Judicial Records
MD Rules, Rule 16-901
(a) Generally. Except as expressly provided or limited by other Rules, the Rules in this Chapter govern public access to judicial records, whether in paper or electronic form.
Cross reference: (1) See Rule 16-504 governing access to electronic recordings of court proceedings and Rule 20-109 governing access to electronic records under the system of electronic filing and case management established by the Court of Appeals (MDEC). (2) See Rule 16-902 (h) defining “judicial record.” (3) The Public Information Act (Code, General Provisions Article, §§ 4-101 through 4-601) deals generally with public access to public records, as defined in § 4-101 (h). See Code, General Provisions Article, § 4-301 (2)(iii), requiring a custodian of a public record to deny inspection if the inspection would be contrary to the rules adopted by the Court of Appeals.
(b) Access by Judicial Employees, Parties, Attorneys of Record, and Certain Government Agencies. The Rules in this Chapter do not limit access to judicial records by judicial officials or employees in the performance of their official duties, to a case record by a party or attorney of record in the action, or to government agencies or officials to whom access is permitted by law.
Source: This Rule is new.


[Adopted June 20, 2017, eff. Aug. 1, 2017.]
MD Rules, Rule 16-901, MD R CTS J AND ATTYS Rule 16-901
Current with amendments received through April 1, 2020.
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