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Special Magistrate

Special Magistrate, Keith J. Rosa

Location, Phone, Hours of Operation
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court
South Tower 2nd floor
Phone: 240-777-9108

The functions of the Special Magistrate are: management of the motions practice for civil (domestic and non-domestic) cases and management of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.

Motions Practice

The Special Magistrate reviews a variety of motions in civil and family cases and makes recommendations for ruling.  A (non-exhaustive) list of the specific civil and family motions reviewed by the Special Magistrate is listed below. 

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

The Special Magistrate’s office coordinates all court related referrals to ADR for civil, family and medical malpractice cases. This includes generating the initial order, correspondence with facilitators and counsel, advising the Assignment Office regarding ADR outcomes and entering data into the court’s data base for statistical purposes. 

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Montgomery County Circuit Court
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM