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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 16. Court Administration
Chapter 100. Court Administrative Structure
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 16-109
(a) Existence; Membership; Chair; Secretariat. There is a Maryland Judicial Conference which consists of the justices of the Supreme Court, the judges of the Appellate Court, the judges of the circuit courts, and the judges of the District Court. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the Chair of the Conference. The Administrative Office of the Courts is the secretariat for the Conference.
(b) Duties. The Judicial Conference may:
(1) consider the annual report of the Judicial Council and such other business as may be presented to the Conference,
(2) discuss new and proposed legislation, proposed and adopted changes to the Maryland Rules, emerging case law, and trends that may affect the Maryland courts, judges, or the broader legal and judicial community, and
(3) exchange ideas with respect to the improvement of the administration of justice in Maryland.
(c) Sessions. Unless otherwise ordered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Conference shall meet in general session periodically at the time and place designated by the Chief Justice. Each session of the Conference shall be for the number of days determined by the Chief Justice. Educational programs conducted during a meeting of the Judicial Conference shall be under the auspices of the Judiciary's education committee created by Administrative Order.
Source: This Rule is derived in part from former Rule 16-802 (2016) and is in part new.


[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended March 30, 2021, eff. July 1, 2021 ; April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 16-109, MD R CTS J AND ATTYS Rule 16-109
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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