AMY J. CRAIG
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Dorchester County
My professional qualifications are as follows:
Thirteen years as a legal secretary working for the private law firm of Miles & Stockbridge.
Thirteen years as the Family Support Services Coordinator for the Circuit Court for Dorchester County.
Twelve years as the elected Clerk of the Circuit Court for Dorchester County.
How to Contact me
410.228.0491 (Direct Line)
410.463.3485 (Cell Phone)
Facebook: Amy J. Craig
My educational qualifications are as follows:
High School graduate from Easton High School as Honor Society Member.
Associates of Applied Sciences degree in the field of Human Services with a Mental Health Option w/honors from Chesapeake College.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in the field of Social Work from Salisbury University.
Master’s Degree in the field of Social Work from Salisbury University.
Membership in the following Civic and Professional Organizations:
Phi Theta Kappa Society
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Past President of Quota International of Cambridge, MD
Past President and Member of Rotary International of Cambridge, MD
Past President and Member of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Association
Past Chair and Member of the Conference of Circuit Court Clerks
Past Clerk Representative to the Conference of Circuit Judges
Clerk Representative to the Judicial Council
Past Member of the Professional Development Subcommittee for the Administrative Office of the Courts Past Member of the MDEC (Maryland Electronic Courts) Advisory Committee
Member of the Dorchester County Chapter of the NAACP
Member of the Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
Circuit Court Clerk Rules Training Workgroup before Member of the Dorchester County Chapter of the NAACP
Recording Secretary for DGH Foundation, Inc.
EDUCATION COURSES TAUGHT THROUGH JUDICIAL COLLEGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
Ongoing Circuit Court Clerk Rules Training
2022 Get Along Training w/Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Schiffer (Baltimore City) and Court Administrator Anne SanGiovanni (Alleghany County)
2021 Strategies for Working with Sovereign Citizens
2021 Dorchester County Hometown Hero (Dorchester Banner)
2021 Certificate of Appreciation for my commitment to the continuing education of Judiciary Employees as a trainer for the Judicial College
2018 Maryland General Assembly Citation for my participation in the 1st Black History Month Series on Health, Wealth, Wellness & Education
January 2017-December 2018 Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera’s Award for Dedicated Service on the Judicial Council
2018 Resolution of the Conference of Circuit Judges for serving as the Clerk Representative
2016-2018 Dorchester County Branch of the NAACP Certificates of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance & Community Service @ Expungement Fair
2014 Black List Honors Award as Clerk of Court by Ministers & Citizens for Change
2009 Mid Shore Pro Bono Above and Beyond Award as the Dorchester County Circuit Court Family Services Coordinator
CLERK’S OFFICE AWARDS
2019 Maryland Charity Campaign – Highest Increase in Monetary Contributions Award for the Clerk’s Office – Circuit Court for Dorchester County
2017 Community Award for Services, Support & Contributions to Rescue Fire Company
My office is efficient with trained and educated staff that have strong interpersonal skills for serving customers. As your Clerk of the Court, I am a working clerk that is able to assist with customer service, interoffice processing and able to assist staff in the courtroom. Because not everyone who comes into the Clerk’s office is in a situation that is in their control, my staff is able to perform their duties with compassion and patience. They give appropriate resources that can be available to a customer. Since becoming an electronic court, my staff has weathered many challenges and I am proud to report that we are providing quality service both with our internal and external customers.
While all of the duties of the Clerk’s office are too numerous to mention, a few of our overall duties include accepting all appropriate cases filings and the scheduling of all hearings before the Court. Within the Land Records Department, we receive and record all land record transfers; issue business and marriage licenses; perform civil marriage ceremonies; and, administer the oath of office to elected and appointed officials and those receiving their notary commissions.
As a three term Circuit Court Clerk, it is imperative that I am involved not only within the duties of my office but also the needs of our community. Therefore, my staff and I are involved in many aspects of the community to ensure that we are operating an efficient office as well as serving the citizens who need our services. I am extremely proud that we have participated with the Dorchester County Chapter of the NAACP in expungement seminars to educate citizens who may have a criminal record about the steps of having a case expunged. We are also able to connect those seeking expungement to legal professionals who evaluate qualification and assist so that their paperwork is correctly filed.
In addition to my duties of Clerk of the Circuit Court for Dorchester County, I have also served as a leader within the Maryland Judiciary. I have served as the Secretary, Vice President, President Elect and President of the Clerk’s Association and am currently the Chair of the Conference of Circuit Court Clerk’s. I have also been appointed to many committees including the planning and training of staff, and implementation of the Maryland Electronic Courts electronic (MDEC) filing system.