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Requests from the media may be directed to the Court Administrator, Judy Rupp, by phone at 240-777-9100, via email @ jrupp@mcccourt.com or by mail to 50 Maryland Ave, Suite 3040, Rockville, MD 20850.

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Court Highlights & Press Releases

Court Highlights & Press Releases

Magistrate Lisa S. Segel and staff from Family Division Services and the Law Library collaborated on a self-help guide, How to File...Mutual Consent Divorce (PDF).

This is the first in a series of "Fast Facts" tri-fold brochures that guide parties through a particular court process, from explaining the law and its requirements, to providing step-by-step instructions for how to file papers.

Be sure to look for additional "Fast Facts" guides on the Circuit Court website.

Limited staff attorneys are now available to see patrons on a first-come basis during later evening hours on Tuesdays. Participants must meet income eligibility guidelines and pass a case complexity review.

The Self-Help Center is now open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm. The last walk-in to be screened must arrive by 7:30 pm.

Location: South Tower, Rm 1500. Use the Maryland Ave. court entrance

 

Montgomery County Circuit Court's Website Project

The following provides a brief overview of the Montgomery County Circuit Court's recent adventure into creating a new public website.

Send us an email. Suggestions and comments are always welcome!

Introduction

Over the years, the Circuit Court public-facing (Internet) website has undergone several redesigns and improvements, with the last design launched in early 2014. While the website has successfully provided court-related information to its employees, attorneys, litigants, jurors, and the general public, the most recent version relied on outdated web design practices and tools that burdened the user experience and decreased its effectiveness and functionality.

The primary goal of the New Circuit Court Website Design Project was to replace the current website with a new design, for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, that provides a customer-centric user experience and consistently offers up-to-date information about court-provided services. A secondary goal was the creation of mobile-friendly pages for jurors, who are often visiting the courthouse for the first time.

Process

Staff hired a web designer and developer to design a more user-friendly site. They first worked with us to define the populations we were trying to reach and then built a series of designs around which we could build the website.

As part of this process, the Court streamlined the content - particularly the legal terminology - of the site to make it more understandable. The Project Team also worked to make the site and its links as accessible as possible and to enable visitors to reach a live person by telephone. Finally, staff incorporated feedback about the new designs from jurors, senior citizens, students, attorneys, members of the Montgomery County Police Department, and courthouse staff.

We hope you find the new site to be more approachable and user-friendly. Feel free to email our project team any suggestions and comments you have for improving the site.

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