The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is pleased to announce an essay contest for high school students in the five states within the circuit. The contest offers students an opportunity to learn about the Constitution and Bill of Rights and a chance to win cash prizes. For information on how to enter the contest and contest rules, please click here.
Judge Robert A. Gordon has asked the Federal Judicial Center to conduct a survey on his behalf to assess his performance. Please click here to see a notice regarding this survey and instructions on how to participate.
Administrative Order 17-01 Governing the Possession and Use of Electronic Devices in the Bankruptcy Court
On March 1, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland entered Administrative Order 17-01 which requires, among other things, that all visitors to the courthouse (counsel and members of the public) "turn off all electronic devices before entering a courtroom and may not use electronic devices in a courtroom without the permission of the judge." For a full copy of Administrative Order 17-01, please click here.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved an amendment to Local Bankruptcy Rule 5073-1 to clarify the limitations on the photographing and recording of court proceedings and courthouse spaces and to provide consistency with District Court Local Rule 506. Please click here for a copy of the Administrative Order implementing the amendment to LBR 5073-1 and a redline copy of the amended rule.