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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 17. Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 400. Proceedings in the Appellate Court
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 17-401
(a) Applicability of Chapter.
(1) Generally. This Chapter applies to appeals to the Appellate Court in civil actions for which a Civil Appeal Information Report is required by Rule 8-205.
(2) Scheduling Conference. Nothing in this Chapter precludes the Court from conducting scheduling conferences pursuant to Rule 8-206 in any appeal to the Court.
(b) ADR Programs. The Appellate Court may create and implement a prehearing conference program and a mediation program in accordance with the Rules in this Chapter.
(c) ADR Division.
(1) Creation. The Chief Judge of the Appellate Court may create, as a unit of the Court, an ADR Division to be headed by a Director appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Chief Judge.
(2) Duties. Subject to supervision by the Chief Judge, the ADR Division is responsible for administering the ADR programs of the Appellate Court, as set forth in the Rules in this Chapter.
(d) Delegation by Chief Judge. The Chief Judge may delegate to one or more judges of the Court any of the duties and authority assigned to the Chief Judge by the Rules in this Chapter.
(e) Judicial Function. Court-designated mediators, individuals conducting prehearing conferences, and all court employees involved in the ADR program when acting in their official capacity and within the scope of their authority shall be regarded as performing a judicial function.
Cross reference: See 93 Opinions of the Attorney General 68 (2008).
Source: This Rule is derived in part from former Rule 17-401 (b)(1), (2), and (3) (2015) and is in part new.


[Adopted Oct. 17, 2013, eff. Jan. 1, 2014. Amended Dec. 7, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 17-401, MD R ADR Rule 17-401
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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