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AD HOC COMMITTEE ON COURT LIBRARY REQUIREMENTS
Ad Hoc Committee on Court Library Requirements was formed by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland in 1994. Committee developed a core list of law books, periodicals, and other research materials required for District Court libraries and judges' chambers and for use on bench. It also determined which titles could be discontinued because of infrequent use.

Committee concluded its work in Dec. 1995.

ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGES COMMITTEE
Administrative Judges Committee of District Court of Maryland was formed by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland when Court began in 1971. At that time, Committee included Chief Judge, as chair, twelve district administrative judges, and Chief Clerk. In 1978, Chief Judge extended membership to add five trial judges of District Court elected at large biennially by written ballot of administrative and trial judges of District Court. Chief Judge further extended membership in 1998 to include chairs of Committee on Civil Procedures and Committee on Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters, and in 2000 to include chairs of Commissioner Education Committee and Judicial Education Committee. When Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee was formed in 2003, its chair also was added.

Meeting quarterly, Committee considered matters that affect administration, operation, and maintenance of District Court of Maryland.

In Jan. 2015, replaced by District Court Chief Judges Committee of Judicial Council.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE
Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland organized Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee in Sept. 2003. Committee studied and further developed alternative dispute resolution in District Court of Maryland.

Appointed by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland, members served two-year terms.

In Jan. 2015, replaced by District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee of Judicial Council.

COMMITTEE ON CIVIL PROCEDURES
Committee on Civil Procedures was formed in 1973 as Committee on Civil Matters by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland. Committee reviewed new legislation affecting District Court civil cases and appellate court decisions bearing on trying of civil causes in District Court. Revisions to District Court forms, practices, and procedures also were recommended by Committee. Upon request of Chief Judge or Administrative Judges of Court, Committee studied certain topics in civil law.

Members of Committee were appointed to indefinite terms by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland.

Abolished in Jan. 2015 following restructuring of committees under Judicial Council.

COMMISSIONER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
In 1971, Commissioner Education Committee was initiated by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland. Annually, Committee revised District Court Commissioners' Manual. It recommended changes to forms and procedures used by Commissioners. Each year, Committee prepared an educational seminar for all District Court Commissioners.

Committee members were appointed for indefinite terms by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland.

Replaced in Jan. 2015 by Commissioner Education Subcommittee of Judicial Council.

COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL & MOTOR VEHICLE MATTERS
Committee on Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters was created by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland in 1973 as two separate committees: Committee on Criminal Matters, and Committee on Motor Vehicle Matters. They merged in 1981 to form Committee on Criminal and Motor Vehicle Matters.

Committee reviewed new legislation affecting District Court criminal and motor vehicle cases and appellate court decisions bearing on trying of criminal and motor vehicle causes in District Court. Committee recommended revisions to District Court forms, practices, and procedures. Upon request of Chief Judge or Administrative Judges of Court, Committee studied certain topics concerning criminal or motor vehicle matters.

Members of Committee were appointed to indefinite terms by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland.

In Jan. 2015, replaced by Criminal and Traffic Work Group of Judicial Council.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Functions transferred to Administrative Office of Courts, July 2, 2001.

JUDICIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Judicial Education Committee was established by Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland in 1973. Committee prepared and presented an annual education conference for all District Court Judges. Topics and speakers were selected by Committee, whose members frequently made presentations.

Chief Judge of District Court of Maryland appointed Committee members to two-year terms.

Abolished in Jan. 2015; functions assumed by Education Committee of Judicial Council.

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