Civil Practice and Procedure in Maryland’s District Courts


View the training via WEBCAST on your device at a place and time convenient to you.  You will be emailed the training link within 1 business day of registering

This training is appropriate for:

–Experienced litigators, who want to learn more about affidavit judgment and failure to pay rent cases, and
–Newer attorneys who want a comprehensive introduction to Maryland’s District Courts.

Topics Covered:

–History, jurisdiction, and overview of Maryland’s District Courts;
–Practical information about attorney codes, court forms, clerk’s offices, and online resources;
–“Walk through a case” – a brief review of Title 3 of the Maryland Rules, with deeper dives into key issues;
–Consumer law application:  Proceeding in affidavit judgment cases;
–Landlord-tenant law application: Proceeding in FTPR (failure to pay rent) and rent escrow cases; and
–Next steps for pro bono service in Maryland’s District Courts.

In exchange for this FREE training, participants must volunteer at (3) Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP) Courthouse Clinics within (1) year of registering. Case support, access to a mentor, and malpractice insurance provided.

This training is co-sponsored by the MSBA Young Lawyers Section.

Questions? Contact Kiah Pierre at