Administrative Aides

LOCATION:  North Tower 3rd Floor, Rm 3121

HOURS:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

PHONE:  240-777-9106 or 240-777-9035

Roles & Responsibilities

The Administrative Aides of the Montgomery County Circuit Court review the following civil and criminal motions for compliance with the appropriate Maryland Rules of Procedure for the Circuit Court’s Administrative Judge:

  • Advance Trial/Hearing Dates
  • Appear by Phone and/or Excuse Appearance
  • ASTAR: Complex Science and/or Medical Case Management Program Track Assignment
  • Business and Technology Track Assignment
  • Circulations for Disqualification/Recusal
  • Class Actions
  • Consolidations (all cases must be at issue)
  • Criminal Mental Health Evaluations
  • Default Order for Failure to Plea/Respond
  • Deferral of Dismissal (MD Rule 2-507 and 14-207.1)
  • Discovery in Aid of Enforcement: Contact the Special Examiner directly to schedule examinations/hearings prior to filing a motion.
    • Examinations/hearings are held:
      Office of the Special Examiner Steven J. Bienstock
      401 East Jefferson Street, Suite #208
      Rockville, MD 20850
      Phone: 301-251-1600
  • Postponements
  • Ratifications of Foreclosure Sale (deed of trust)
  • Removal and/or Transfers to Other Jurisdictions within Maryland
  • Separate Trials or Bifurcations (Sever)
  • Special Assignments
  • Stay Litigation (including extensions and removals)
  • Transcripts for Criminal Cases with Pro Se Defendant
  • Vacate/Reinstate Dismissal
  • Withdraw Appearance of Counsel