Journalist's Guide

Maryland. At least two, including the Chief Judge, must be members of the Maryland Bar. The Maryland Tax Court can be reached at

Office of Administrative Hearings Created in 1990, the Office of Administrative Hearings hears challenges to actions of state agencies, such as appeals of teacher firings by local school boards. It falls within the state’s Executive Department. An administrative law judge, who was an attorney before their appointment, hears the facts and makes a determination. Depending on the agency and law involved, the judge’s decision may serve as a recommendation to the agency or as a final decision. Depending on the law and issue, losing parties may be able to seek judicial review of the decision in the Circuit Court and the appellate courts. The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) can be reached at


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