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Md. courts hope to see caseloads alleviated with additional judges

After two years without any additional judges, the Maryland Judiciary is hopeful that some of the most bogged-down jurisdictions will see additions to their ranks in the next fiscal year. Two bills cross-filed in the General Assembly propose to add ...

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Baltimore City Circuit Court sitting judges to file for re-election (access required)

The six sitting Baltimore City Circuit Court judges up for re-election will formally file as a slate Wednesday in Annapolis, according to their campaign. Judges Shannon E. Avery, Audrey J.S. Carrion, Michael A. DiPietro, Karen Chaya Friedman, Wanda Keyes Heard and Cynthia H. Jones ...

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Commentary: Retired judges should be allowed to mediate and sit on the bench (access required)

I find myself taking strong exception to The Daily Record Editorial Advisory Board’s recent editorial advocating that retired judges who also privately mediate be barred from continuing to serve on the bench on a part-time basis. (“Private mediator, judge or ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Private mediator, judge or both? (access required)

The Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct states that a judge shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity and impartiality of the Judiciary. In Maryland, state judges must retire at age 70, ...

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New circuit and administrative judges named in Western Maryland (access required)

Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. will become administrative judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit and Allegany County Circuit Judge W. Timothy Finan will become the county’s administrative judge next month, the Maryland Judiciary announced Monday. Long and ...

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