Attorney Conference Areas
To assist attorneys who have matters pending in this Court, attorney conference areas are available in each courthouse: Suite 3515 in the Baltimore courthouse and on the first floor in the Grenebelt courthouse. Attorneys should first visit the Clerk's Office to obtain the access code.
These spaces are equipped with a fax machine, hook-ups for one computer, Wi-Fi access, and connections to two printers. Attorneys are asked not to leave or store their belongings in any of the rooms, including while attending to other matters in the courthouse. Telephones (and fax machine) are programmed for free local phone calls. However, calling cards must be used for long distance calls and use of directory assistance is prohibited.
The attorney conference area is intended to be available for use at all times by any attorney with matters pending before the U.S. District Court on a first-come, first-served basis. The rooms are not intended for extended use by individual attorneys and are not to be used for the taking of depositions. The conference rooms may be used to meet with clients and witnesses. However, witnesses and clients should always be accompanied by the attorney while in any of the conference rooms.
Attorneys are expected to use these facilities with care and consideration so that they may be maintained for the benefit of the entire bar.
Federal Rules Amendment Resources
In order to assist counsel with understanding changes to the Federal Rules of Procedure, the Court has prepared the following resources.
- Comparison Chart of Federal Civil and Criminal Rules (on track to become effective December 1, 2018)
- Comparison Chart of Revised Federal Civil Rule 45 (2013)
- Comparison of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and December 1, 2015 Amendments (2015)
- Pending Amendments to Federal Rules Concerning Response Deadlines (eff. Dec. 1, 2016)
Additional information about the federal rules amendment process, including current pending amendments and amendments submitted for public comment, is available on the United States Courts website.
Information and resources concerning the Court's Local Rules and amendments to the Local Rules are available on our Local Rules page.
These materials are provided by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for reference purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.
Practicing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
The Clerk's Office has prepared the following information to assist counsel appearing in this Court.