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William H. Adkins II, State Court Administrator

Robert W. McKeever, Deputy State Court Admin-

Frederick A. Farris, Legal Officer

Eleanor K. Adams, Director, Statistical Audit

Patricia A. Nelson, Director, Sentencing Guide-
lines Project

Peter J. Lally, Acting Director, Judicial Planning,
Research and Special Projects

J. Allen Hines, Director, Judicial Budget and Pur-
chasing Services

Michael W. Nieberding, Director, Judicial Infor-
mation Systems

Ernest L. Bailey, Jr., Director, Judicial Personnel,
Education and Training Services

Courts of Appeal Building
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 269-2141

The Administrative Office of the Courts was
established by the General Assembly in 1955 and
is headed by the State Court Administrator, who
was appointed by and serves at the pleasure of
the chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Mary-
land, as provided by Section 13-101 of the Courts

This office gathers statistical and other data re-
garding the business of the courts and it keeps
the chief judge informed as to the transaction of
that business; makes recommendations to the
chief judge regarding the need for assignment of
the judges among the several courts of the State
and assists him in making these assignments; pre-
pares and submits the State Judiciary budget and
supervises its administration; and submits to the
chief Judge recommendations for improvements
to the judicial system (Code Courts Article, Sec-
tion 13-101 (a) (e)).

The staff of the clerk's office of the Juvenile
Court in Baltimore City is also attached to the
Administrative Office, as are circuit administra-
tors in the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Judi-
cial Circuits.

Judicial Units, Board, and Commissions


James H. Morris, Jr., State Reporter

Courts of Appeal Building
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 269-3539

The State Reporter, appointed by the Court of
Appeals, is responsible for the publication of the
Maryland Reports and the Maryland Appellate
which contain the official opinions of the
Court of Appeals (Const. 1867, Art. IV, secs.
14-18A) and of the Court of Special Appeals, re-
spectively (Code Courts Article, secs. 13-201
through 13-204).


Chairperson: Richard P. Gilbert, Chief Judge,
Court of Special Appeals,

Nathan Patz, Baltimore City, 1980; Dr. Morris
Sumner, Baltimore City, 1980; William Mar-
bury, Baltimore City, 1983; James H. Taylor,
Prince George's County, 1983; Edward D.
Hardesty, Baltimore County, 1984; Marshall A.
Levin, Baltimore City, 1984.

Howard E. Wallin, Executive Secretary

University of Baltimore
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore 21201 Teleplione: 727-6350

The Commission on Judicial Disabilities, origi-
nally created by Chapter 773, Acts of 1965, had
its powers redefined by Chapter 506, Acts of
1967. The Act of 1965 was ratified on November
8, 1966, as an amendment to the Constitution
(Const. 1867, Art. IV, secs. 4A and 4B). Origi-
nally, the Commission consisted of five members.
Three of the members had to be judges, either of
the Court of Appeals, the Circuit Courts, or the
Supreme Bench of Baltimore City. One member
had to be a lawyer with a minimum of fifteen
years of law practice. One member represented
the general public. Chapter 789, Acts of 1969, in-
creased the membership of the Commission to
seven members by adding an additional lawyer
member and a member representing the District
Courts. Members of the Commission are appoint-
ed by the governor and serve four-year terms.
Members must be citizens and residents of the
State. Four members are appointed from among
the judges of the Appellate Courts, the Circuit
Courts for the counties, the Supreme Bench of
Baltimore City, and the District Court. Two


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