George R. Ames, Jr.; Maureen Carr-York; Wendy A. Cartwright; Kimberly J. Cascia; Charles M. Coles, Jr.; Frank H. Lancaster; Leslie Smith Turner. Terms expire 2018.
Melissa Pollitt Bright; Carville D. Duncan, Jr.; Theodore Philip LeBlanc; Michele E. Loewenthal; Nathaniel (Nate) Wood-Wilson. Terms expire 2019.
Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, April 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, March 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Meeting quarterly in Annapolis, the Conference exchanges ideas and views on the operation, management, and leadership of Orphans' Courts; makes recommendations for legislation and policy that affect Court operations; and provides advice as requested by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and other judicial entities. The Conference also consults with and advises the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals on matters affecting the Orphans' Courts. Further, the Conference provides a forum for mentoring Orphans' Court judges. To the Education Committee of the Judicial Council, the Conference makes recommendations for the professional development of Orphans' Court judges.
Appointed by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, the Conference consists of fourteen Orphans' Court judges who serve two-year terms. The Conference chooses a chair and vice-chair. The Administrative Office of the Courts serves as secretariat to the Conference (Administrative Order of Sept, 28, 2015).
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