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Differentiated Case Management Plans

The Circuit Court is required by Maryland Rule § 16-302 (b) to implement case management plans for the prompt and efficient scheduling and disposition of actions in the court. Each plan includes a system of differentiated case management (DCM) through which actions are classified according to complexity, priority and the resources required. Cases are then assigned to a scheduling category based on that classification. The majority of cases filed in the Circuit Court are categorized as criminal, civil, family or juvenile.

The DCM plans outline the caseload management system for each case type and provide general guidelines on how cases are processed in this Court. All of the DCM plans have been approved by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the Circuit Court for Baltimore County makes every effort to update the DCM plans to reflect legislative, rule and policy changes.

View the DCM plans below. The following links are PDFs that open in a new window.

Revised February 15, 2018         


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