Chairperson: Robert C. Murphy, Chief Judge,
Court of Appeals
Executive Secretary: George B. Riggin, Jr., State
Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401 974-2141
BUDGET (CODE 22.01.00.0S)
FY1991 appropriation .............. $79,000
FY1991 authorized positions ............... 0
MARYLAND JUDICIAL CONFERENCE
Robert C. Murphy, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals
John P. Cordcrman, Chairperson .... 791-3117
William 0. Can-; Robert F. Fischer; William S.
Home; Donald M. Lowman; William C. Miller;
Theresa A. Nolan; John L. Norton III; Joseph I.
Ex officio: Robert C. Murphy, Chief Judge, Court
of Appeals; Raymond G. Thieme, Jr., Chairperson,
Conference of Circuit Judges; Robert F. Sweeney,
Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland.
CIVIL LAW & PROCEDURE COMMITTEE
C. Philip Nichols, Jr., Chairperson . 699-2777
CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE
James F. Strine, Chairperson ...... 791-4740
Ellen M. Heller, Chairperson 396-4916
JUDICIAL COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
John F. McAulifTc, Chairperson ... 974-3923
JUVENILE AND FAMILY LAW &
Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman, Chairperson
MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOLISM &
Martha F. Rasin, Chairperson 974-2734
PUBLIC AWARENESS COMMITTEE
Leonard S. Jacobson, Chairperson . 494-2674
SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
Joseph H. H. Kaplan, Chairperson . 396-5080
JUDICIAL INSTITUTE BOARD OF
Lawrence F. Rodowsky, Chairperson
The Maryland Judicial Conference was or-
ganized in 1945 and presently operates under the
provisions of Maryland Rule 1226. The Conference
considers the status of judicial business in the
various courts, devises means for relieving conges-
Don of dockets, and considers improvements of
practice and procedure in the courts. It also con-
siders and recommends legislation and discusses
proposals for improving the administration of jus-
tice and the judicial system in Maryland.
The Conference meets annually in plenary ses-
sion. Between sessions, its work is conducted by an
Executive Committee and by a number of other
committees, as established by the Executive Com-
mittee in consultation with the Chief Judge. Com-
mittees of the Conference receive staff support from
the Administrative Office of the Courts.
The Conference consists of all judges of the four
courts of Maryland: the Court of Appeals, Court of
Special Appeals, Circuit Courts, and District Court
of Maryland. The Chief Judge of die Court of
Appeals serves as chairperson, and the State Court
Administrator as executive secretary
COURT OF APPEALS STANDING
COMMITTEE ON RULES OF
PRACTICE & PROCEDURE
Chairperson: Alan M. Wilner, Chief Judge, Court
of Special Appeals
Appointed by Court of Appeals: Walter M. Baker;
Lowell R. Bowen; Robert R. Bowie; Albert D.
Brault; Warren Donohue; Audrey B. Evans;
Judson P. Garrett, Jr.; John 0. Herrmann; H.
Thomas Howell; David S. lannucci; G. R. Hovey
Johnson; Harry S. Johnson; Joseph H. H. Kaplan;
Michael Waring Lee; James J. Lombardi; Anne C.
Oglecree; Kenneth C. Proctor; Roger D. Redden;
Mary Ellen T. Rinehardt; LindaM. Schuett; Melvin
J. Sykes; Roger W. Ticus.
Una M. Perez, Reporter
District Court Building, Room 401
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401 974-2492
The Court of Appeals Standing Committee on
Rules of Practice and Procedure, known as the
Rules Committee, was appointed by order of the
Court of Appeals in 1946. The Committee suc-
ceeded an ad hoc committee on rules appointed by
the Court in 1940.
The Committee advises the Court of Appeals on
rules governing the practice and procedure of law
and judicial administration. Appointed by the
Court of Appeals, members include lawyers,
judges, and others competent in judicial practice,
procedure, or administration (Code Courts and
Judicial Proceedings Article, sec. 13-301; Md. Rule