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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Maryland


In Maryland, the judiciary has four general levels. The District Courts and the Orphan's Court are the lowest level courts, which focus on cases involving specific subject matter, such as traffic violations, small claims, misdemeanor offenses, and probate matters. The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals acts as the intermediate appellate court. The Maryland Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state.