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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 16. Court Administration
Chapter 800. Miscellaneous Court Administration Matters
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 16-803
(a) Duty to Prepare, Monitor, and Test. With the assistance of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chief Judge of the Appellate Court, the County Administrative Judge of each circuit court in consultation with the Circuit Administrative Judge for the judicial circuit, and the Chief Judge of the District Court shall be responsible for:
(1) preparing a detailed plan for the continuity of operations of their respective courts in the event of a public emergency or catastrophic health emergency and assuring that the judges of their respective courts and other necessary judicial and non-judicial personnel are familiar with the plan; and
(2) monitoring, periodically testing, and updating the plan and certifying to the State Court Administrator on or before January 1 and July 1 of each year that they have complied with this section.
(b) Conformance to AOC Guidelines and Emergency Orders. The plan shall conform to guidelines established by the Administrative Office of the Courts and is subject to emergency orders issued by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court pursuant to Rules 16-1001 through 16-1003. The plan and any amendments to it shall be submitted to the State Court Administrator.
Committee note: Jury plans are governed in part by Code, Courts Article, Title 8, Subtitle 2, but the Supreme Court may adopt Rules to govern the provisions and implementation of those plans. See Code, Courts Article, § 8-202. Jury plans proposed by the circuit courts are subject to approval by the Supreme Court. See Code, Courts Article, § 8-203.
Source: This Rule is new.


[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended July 9, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 16-803, MD R CTS J AND ATTYS Rule 16-803
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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