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Civil - Clerk Advice files



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Civil – Adoptions – Clerk to report all adoption decrees to Division of Vital Records, but is not authorized or required to forward adoption decrees to another state or foreign country (adoptive parents or their attorney is to obtain an appropriately authenticated copy and take it to the foreign jurisdiction)

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Civil – Adoptions – private international law only applies to the extent provided by a state or federal statute or rule

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Civil – Appearance Fees – attorney's appearance not to be docketed until appearance fee paid, but papers otherwise to be accepted for filing and docketed

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Civil – Certiorari – procedures for handling a petition to the circuit court for a writ of certiorari

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Civil – Child Support – procedures in connection with an immediate earnings withholding order

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Civil – Clerk cannot provide forms or sample pleadings (except those forms established by statute or rule), because doing so would be the unauthorized practice of law by the Clerk

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Civil – Dismissal – Clerk must send all parties notice of dismissal even when entering dismissal pursuant to an earlier order deferring dismissal for a set period

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Civil – Fees – appeal fees

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Civil – Fees – appearance fees are to be included in costs assessed pursuant to Rule 2-603

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Civil – Fees – county is exempt from paying fee for depositing funds in a quick-take condemnation proceeding

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Civil – Fees – dismissal fee applicable to voluntary dismissal as to one of multiple defendants

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Civil – Fees – fee should be charged on a request for a writ of possession, not on a motion for judgment awarding possession

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Civil – Fees – no additional fee in the Circuit Court for filing a notice of release of a District Court lien

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Civil – Fees – pleading to be accepted, filed, and date-stamped upon receipt, but not docketed until filing fee paid or ordered waived

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Civil – Fees – prepayment of fees not required in a domestic violence action

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Civil – Fees – procedures in connection with a request for waiver of prepayment of filing fees

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Civil – Fees – request for waiver of prepayment of fees

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Civil – Fees – Sheriff's fees must be made by separate check payable to sheriff, rather than commingled with payment of Clerk's fees

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Civil – Fees – trust clerk's review of fiduciary account

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Civil – Filing – although discovery materials are not to be filed alone, they may be filed as exhibits to motions and other papers

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Civil – Filing – Clerk must accept for filing a paper that has a "certificate of service" that identifies a method of service and a date, even if it is otherwise obviously defective

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Civil – Filing – combined complaint and affidavit for confessed judgment

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Civil – Filing – effective 07/01/1991, notice of discovery materials to be filed, rather than discovery materials themselves

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Civil – Filing – new complaint to be filed under separate case number unless filed after the court has granted a motion to intervene

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Civil – Filing Papers – reasons for returning papers submitted for filing

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Civil – Foreclosures – HUD Notice of Foreclosure Sale not recordable in Land Records, but rather to be filed in civil docket as a notice of lis pendens

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Civil – Foreclosures – use of computer-generated Clerk's exceptions certification should be discontinued or limited

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Civil – Foreign Judgments – automatic stay applies to enforcement of foreign judgments (SUPERSEDES 10/28/1988)

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Civil – Foreign Judgments – certified copy of foreign judgment filed in one county may be filed in another county in lieu of the original foreign judgment

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Civil – Foreign Judgments – foreign attorney may sign required affidavit and file foreign judgment, but must be admitted pro hac vice or have a Maryland attorney take over in order to take enforcement actions

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Civil – Foreign Judgments – photocopy of a certified foreign judgment is acceptable for filing pursuant to Rule 1-322(b)

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Civil – Foreign Judgments – registration of foreign child support or income withholding order

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Civil – Foreign Judgments - Recognition of non-U.S. foreign judgement

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Civil – Funds In Custodia Legis – funds in custodia legis are not subject to IRS attachment and may only be disbursed by Clerk pursuant to a court order in accordance with Rule 16-303

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Civil – Funds In Custodia Legis – certain funds are deemed abandoned 5 years after deposit in court

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Civil – Garnishments – requirements for valid writs of garnishment

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Civil – Judgments – attorneys fees to be included in amount of confessed judgment if included in affidavit in support of confessed judgment

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Civil – Judgments – date of entry of judgment is the date it is entered on docket, rather than date signed by judge or stamped as received by clerk

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Civil – Judgments – entry of judgment under Rule 2-601

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Civil – Judgments – lienholder not entitled to entry of a judgment pursuant to statutory provision authorizing private sale of personal property subject to lien

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Civil – Judgments – procedures and forms for entering a judgment on a separate document as required by Rule 2-601

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Civil – Judgments – procedures for indicating date of entry when providing a certified or authenticated copy of a judgment

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Civil – Judgments – renewal of judgment usually must have a certificate of service for the Clerk to accept it for filing

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Civil – Judgments – unless a party or attorney in the case, a person may not obtain a copy of any judgment until the time for appeal expires or, if an appeal is noted, the appeal is dismissed or adjudicated

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Civil – Judicial Review of Agency Action – costs, including filing fees, cannot be assessed against an unsuccessful unemployment benefits claimant

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Civil – Judicial Review of Agency Action – proper procedures for notifying agency of filing of petition for judicial review

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Civil – Judicial Review of Agency Action – Clerk's duties

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Civil – Judicial Review of Agency Action – record of agency proceeding does not have to be returned to agency if agency has notified the Clerk in writing that the record provided is a copy and does not need to be returned

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Civil – Liens – a notice of child support lien from another state must be sent to the central Child Support Enforcement Administration, which will then provide the lien to the applicable office(s) on Maryland's standard form in accordance with Maryland's standard procedures

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Civil – Liens – civil department should notify land records department whenever a notice of foreclosure is filed with respect to an indemnity deed of trust (IDOT)

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Civil – Liens – lien cannot attach to funds in custodia legis, and Clerk may disburse funds in custodia legis only in accordance with Rule 16-303

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Civil – Liens – name of defendant must be properly indexed for judgment lien to provide effective constructive notice

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Civil – Liens – out-of-state hospital may file hospital lien in the hospital lien docket

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Civil – Liens – procedures upon satisfaction, modification, or vacation of judgment lien in accordance with Rules 2-622 and 2-623

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Civil – Liens – Rule 2-632(b) 10-day automatic stay does not apply to notices of child support liens filed as civil judgments in accordance with Fam. Law §§10-141 and 10-143

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Civil – Name Change – form of notice to be issued by Clerk for publication in newspaper

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Civil – Name Change – review of applicable law

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Civil – notices generally should be sent to the assistant attorney general of record, not to the Attorney General

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Civil – Paternity – copy of final judgment order sent to Office of Vital Records, but parties responsible for payment of $12 fee to obtain a revised birth certificate

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Civil – Paternity – form for reporting adjudication of paternity to Division of Vital Records

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Civil – Paternity – reporting adjudication of paternity to Division of Vital Records

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Civil – Subpoenas – only a party or an attorney for a party may request a subpoena

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Civil – Subpoenas – subpoena from another state

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Civil – Subpoenas – subpoena should only be used to compel production of documents in direct connection with a court proceeding or deposition


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