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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 16-104
(a) Designation. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall designate, from among the incumbent judges in each judicial circuit, a Circuit Administrative Judge for each judicial circuit, to serve in that capacity at the pleasure of the Chief Justice. The Circuit Administrative Judge shall serve also as the County Administrative Judge of the circuit court for the county within which the judge resides.
(b) Duties. Subject to the provisions of this Chapter and to the direction of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Circuit Administrative Judge is generally responsible for the overall administration of the circuit courts within the judicial circuit, and for matters that may affect more than one of those courts. In carrying out those responsibilities, the Circuit Administrative Judge:
(1) may perform, on a temporary basis, any of the duties of a County Administrative Judge for a circuit court within the judicial circuit in the absence of the County Administrative Judge or acting County Administrative Judge for that court;
(2) after consulting with the County Administrative Judges in the circuit, may direct the assignment of magistrates appointed on a circuit-wide basis among the courts within the circuit as judicial business requires; and
(3) shall convene a meeting of all of the circuit court judges within the judicial circuit at least once every six months. The meeting may be conducted in person or by video, telephonic, or other electronic means.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 16-101 c (2016).


[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 16-104, MD R CTS J AND ATTYS Rule 16-104
Current with amendments received through September 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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