ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS

DEFUNCT UNITS


ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Reorganized as Division of Facilities Administration in May 2013.

ADVISORY BOARD [TO MARYLAND MEDIATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION OFFICE]
Chair: Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Richard P. Abbott, Esq.; Lauren Abramson, Ph.D.; Douglas Brookman; Aza Howard Butler; Joseph I. Cassilly, Esq.; Linda Deming; Deborah T. Eisenberg, Esq.; Maia Hunt Estes; Melanie M. Shaw Geter; Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D.; Leonard J. Howie III, Esq.; Marvin E. Johnson, J.D.; Peter B. Krauser; Faye D. Matthews; William D. Missouri; James P. Nolan, Esq.; Brian Polkinghorn, Ph.D.; John J. Roberts, Ph.D.; Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Esq.; Thomas G. Ross; Anne M. SanGiovanni; Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.; H. Walter Townshend III; Dorothy J. Wilson; Roger C. Wolf, Esq.

Advisory Board began in Feb. 1998 as Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, created by Chief Judge of Court of Appeals. In July 2001, Commission reformed as Advisory Board to Maryland Mediation and Conflict Office. In July 2014, when Office transferred to Administrative Office of the Courrts as a department, Board advised Mediation and Conflict Resolution Department within Administrative Office of the Courts.

Board ceased to function as of January 2015, when its functions transferred to Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of Judicial Council.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT & EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COORDINATION
In 2001, renamed Fair Practices and Diversity.

CLASSIFICATION, SALARY, & HUMAN RESOURCES
Under Department of Human Resources, reformed as Classification, Salary Administration, and Recruitment in 2014.

CLASSIFICATION, SALARY ADMINISTRATION, & RECRUITMENT
Under Department of Human Resources, renamed Classification and Compensation.

CLASSIFICATION & COMPENSATION
Under Human Resources, renamed Classification and Salary Administration in Sept. 2007.

CLASSIFICATION & SALARY ADMINISTRATION
Under Department of Human Resources, renamed Classification, Salary and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

CRIMINAL MEDIATION BEST PRACTICES WORK GROUP
Joseph I. Cassilly, Esq.; Lorig Charkoudian; Sara Cuckler; Maureen Denihan; Louis Gieszl; Donald J. Hogan; Jocelind Julien; Paul O'Connor, Esq.; Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Esq.; Patricia Ryan; Brett R. Wilson.

Convened in 2016 by Mediation and Conflict Resolution Department of Administrative Office of the Courts, Criminal Mediation Best Practices Work Group submitted its report on Dec. 22, 2016 (Chapter 515, Acts of 2016).

CUSTOMER BUSINESS SERVICES
Under Judicial Information Systems Division, renamed Court Business Services.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT & INFORMATION SECURITY
Under Judicial Information Systems Division, renamed Information Security.

DEPARTMENT OF COURT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Restructured as Department of Court Operations in May 2013.

DEPARTMENT OF FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION
Under Operations Division, reorganized as Office of Facilities and Security Administration in July 2014.

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY ADMINISTRATION
Under Programs Division, renamed Department of Family Services, and placed under Operations Division in July 2014.

DEPARTMENT OF FISCAL SERVICES
In 2002, renamed Department of Finance.

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AUDIT
In 1998, transferred to Court of Appeals and renamed Judiciary Department of Internal Audit.

DEPARTMENT OF JUDICIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
In July 2014, restructured as Judicial Information Systems Division.

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
In July 2014, renamed Legal Services Department, and placed under Internal Affairs Division.

DRUG TREATMENT COURT COMMISSION
Gray Barton, Executive Director (410) 946-4908; e-mail:
gray.barton@mdcourts.gov
Jennifer L. Moore, Deputy Director (410) 946-4908
web: http://mdcourts.gov/dtcc/index.html

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals:
Jamey H. Weitzman, Chair
Kathleen G. Cox, Vice-Chair
Mary Abraham; Frank V. Broccolina; Joseph I. Cassilly, Esq.; Caroline S. Cooper, J.D.; Jervis S. Finney, Esq.; Chris Flohr, Esq.; Linda Hill-Franklin; Peter F. Luongo, Ph.D.; Judith S. Sachwald; Frank R. Weathersbee, Esq.; Alan C. Woods III.

Representing Circuit Courts: Kathleen L. Beckstead; Kathleen G. Cox; Sylvester B. Cox; Melanie M. Shaw Geter; Nelson W. Rupp, Jr.; Julie R. Stevenson Solt.

Representing District Court of Maryland: Richard A. Cooper; James W. Dryden; Angela M. Eaves; John L. Norton III.

Representing State Senate: James E. DeGrange, Sr.; one vacancy.

Representing House of Delegates: Norman H. Conway; one vacancy.

In Oct. 2001, Drug Treatment Court Commission was initiated by Chief Judge of Court of Appeals (Administrative Order, Oct. 23, 2001). To institute a system of drug treatment courts statewide, Commission worked to establish uniform standards and procedures. Commission also assisted local jurisdictions in setting up drug treatment courts by providing technical assistance, training, and other support. Programs for such courts were coordinated and evaluated by Commission so that they would function efficiently statewide.

Appointed by Chief Judge of Court of Appeals, Commission members included representatives of Judicial Branch, General Assembly, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Juvenile Services, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, a State's Attorney's office, Public Defender's Office, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Maryland Association of Public Health Officers, and providers of addiction treatment services.

In Dec. 2006, Commission was restructured as Drug Court Oversight Committee under Problem-Solving Courts Committee of Maryland Judicial Conference.

EDUCATION
In 2001, renamed Professional Development and Educational Assistance.

EDUCATION DIVISION
Renamed Judicial College of Maryland in June 2016 (Administrative Order, June 6, 2016).

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Under Department of Human Resources, reorganized as Employment and Employee Relations in July 2014.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, & UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Under Department of Human Resources.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS & AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) COMPLIANCE
Under Department of Human Resources, renamed Employee Relations.

EMPLOYMENT, BENEFITS, & HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM (HRIS)
Renamed Employment Services and Benefits in 2001.

EMPLOYMENT & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
In 2001, renamed Employee Relations, Employee Assistance Program, and Unemployment Insurance.

EMPLOYMENT & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Under Department of Human Resources, renamed Employee Relations and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, BENEFITS, & TRANSACTIONS
Under Department of Human Resources, merged with Human Resources Information Systems to form Employment Services and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS (HRIS)
Under Department of Human Resources, merged with Employment Services, Benefits, and Transactions to form Employment Services and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

JUDICIAL INSTITUTE OF MARYLAND
Formerly under Education Division, reorganized as Judicial Education under Judicial College of Maryland in Nov. 2015 (Administrative Order, Nov. 23, 2015).

LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Under Internal Affairs Division, renamed Legal Affairs Department in July 2014.

MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS & RESEARCH
In July 2006, restructured as Department of Court Research and Development.

MARYLAND INTEGRATED CASE-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ADVISORY COMMITTEE
In 2011, renamed Maryland Electronic Courts Advisory Committee.

MARYLAND PROGRAM FOR MEDIATOR EXCELLENCE

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & COURT SECURITY
In 2008, Office of Emergency Management and Court Security was formed as Office of Emergency Preparedness by Administrative Office of the Courts. In Dec. 2008, became Office of Emergency Management and Court Security.

Functions assumed by Division of Facilities Administration in May 2013.

PERSONNEL, EDUCATION, & PUBLIC INFORMATION
Reorganized in 1998 to form Human Resources under Administrative Office of the Courts, and Court Information Office under Court of Appeals.

PLANNING & APPLICATION SERVICES
Under Judicial Information Systems Division, renamed Application Support Services in July 2014.

PLANNING & FACILITIES
Renamed Facilities in 2001.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
Under Department of Human Resources, renamed Professional Development.

SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Under Judicial College of Maryland, renamed Technology Education in Nov. 2015.

SENTENCING GUIDELINES & COURT STATISTICS
Abolished in 2001; functions transferred to Circuit Court Management Services.

TECHNICAL TRAINING SERVICES
Under Education Division, renamed School of Technology Education in Feb. 2016.

TECHNOLOGY OVERSIGHT BOARD
Chair: Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Mary J. Abrams; Tamera L. Chester; Timothy H. Sheridan; one vacancy.

Appointed by Conference of Circuit Court Judges: Barry G. Williams; one vacancy.

Appointed by Chief Judge, District Court: Gary G. Everngam

Chosen by Conference of Circuit Court Clerks: Scott MacGlashan

Ex officio: Timothy E. Meredith, designee of Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals; John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland; Roberta L. Warnken, Chief Clerk, District Court of Maryland; Faye D. Matthews, Deputy State Court Administrator.

Ex officio (nonvoting): Pamela Q. Harris, State Court Administrator; Mark R. Bittner, Executive Director, Judicial Information Systems.

In 1999, Technology Oversight Board was formed by Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. In 2007, Board was reformed and its duties clarified.

For Judiciary, Board advised Executive Director of Judicial Information Systems about long-term needs and strategies for developing and managing information technology. Board provided guidance to Judiciary on priority of technology projects; computer software, hardware, and related technology design; integrity of Judiciary data; and changed and trends in computer and systems technology.

Replaced by Judicial Council's Court Technology Committee in Jan. 2015.

TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
Under Foster Care Court Improvement Program, phased out in 2015.

TRAINING
Under Personnel, Education, and Public Information, work of Training Unit was assigned to Judicial Education to form Judicial Education and Training in 1997.

TRIAL COURTS HUMAN RESOURCES FIELD LIAISON
In May 2005, functions transferred to Workforce Initiatives.

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