During each term of court there are two “discovery” judges who decide all civil non-family discovery disputes. Contact the Civil Assignment Office (410-333-3755) to determine the names of the judges assigned to handle discovery disputes in a particular term.
In addition to ruling on the substance of discovery motions, the discovery judges will rule on any motions to shorten time requirements in these matters. All motions to shorten the time a party should respond to a discovery motion must be in compliance with Md. Rule 1-204. The court will not rule on ex parte motions.