Journalist's Guide

Government Relations and Public Affairs Division The Government Relations and Public Affairs (GRPA) Division of the Maryland Judiciary protects and promotes the Judiciary’s interests regarding new laws and initiatives. The Division is the primary liaison between the courts and state and local governments, advocacy groups, the media and the public. The Division focuses on developing programs and activities to increase public awareness of the court’s role in the community. Its many activities include internal and external communications programs that reach all Judiciary personnel and the millions of people who rely on Maryland’s courts, helping to build public trust and confidence in the justice system. Its website includes press releases, appellate opinions, statistical reports and other publications and reports that journalists may find useful. Division staff can provide background information on a variety of issues and can assist journalists in getting access to useful sources of information. Any requests for interviews with court personnel including judges, should go to the GRPA. This office also assists in coordinating coverage of high profile trials throughout the state and is the media’s point of contact for those trials.

GRPA can be reached by phone at 410-260-1488 or through e-mail at . The Maryland Judiciary’s website is .


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