Appointed by the Attorney Grievance Commis-
sion, the Inquiry Committee consists of attorneys
selected by the Bar Associations of the appropriate
county or Baltimore City, and lay members.
DarrylG. Fletcher, Chairperson, 1991
Katherine L. Bishop, Vice-Chairperson, 1992
Selected by Board of Governors, Md. State Bar
Association & appointed by Attorney Grievance
1st Appellate Circuit: Raymond C. Shockley, 1991
2nd Appellate Circuit: Darryl G. Fletcher, 1991;
Thomas F. McDonough, 1993.
3rd Appellate Circuit: Hyman Shapiro, 1991; John
P. Burke, 1992; W. Milnor Roberts, 1993.
4ch Appellate Circuit: George E. Meng, 1992;
Donald P. McLaughlin, 1993.
5ch Appellate Circuit: Elliott I. Siskind, 1991;
Ralph T.Ubersax, 1992.
6th Appellate Circuit: William H. Engleman,
1991; Katherine L. Bishop, 1992; Joseph H.
Omansky, 1992; Barry Bach, 1993; Audrey J. S.
Appointed by Attorney Grievance Commission: Donald
R. Crist, St., 1992; Eimo W. Powell, 1992;
Frederic B. Ratner, 1992.
The Review Board consists of eighteen persons
appointed to three-year terms by the Commission.
Fifteen are attorneys selected by the Board of
Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Three are lay members from the State at large.
Judges are nor permitted as members of the Board.
TRUSTEES OF THE CLIENTS'
SECURITY TRUST FUND OF THE
BAR OF MARYLAND
Victor H. Laws, Chairperson,,1994
Appointed by Court of Appeals: Isaac Hecht, 1989;
Vincent L. Gingerich, 1990; Charles 0. Fisher,
1991; Barbara Ann Spicer, 1992; Carlyle J.
Lancaster, 1993; Stanley E. Zorick, 1993; Richard
A. Reid, 1995.
Annual Report to Court of Appeals.
The Clients' Security Trust Fund of the Bar of
Maryland was established to reimburse clients for
losses caused by defalcations of members of the Bar
of the State of Maryland, acting either as attorneys
or fiduciaries (except to the extent to which they are
bonded). The Fund is supported by annual assess-
ments upon members of the Bar as a condition
precedent to the practice of law.
Appointed to seven-year terms by the Court of
Appeals, eight trustees oversee the Fund (Md.
Rules, Rule 1228).
STATE LAW LIBRARY
Chairperson: Robert C. Murphy, Chief Judge,
Court of Appeals
Appointed by Court of Appeals: John C. Eldridge,
Associate Judge, Court of Appeals; Alan M. Wilner,
Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals; George B.
Riggin, Jr., State Court Administrator; Alexander
L. Cummings, Clerk, Court of Appeals; one
Michael S. Miller, Director, State Law Library
Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401 974-3395
DC area: 565-0450
TTY for Deaf: 974-2609
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.;
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m.—9:00 p.m.;
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
FY1991 appropriation ............ .$648,151
FY1991 authorized positions ............. 10
Chairperson: Robert C. Murphy, Chief Judge, Court of
Appeals ............................. 974-3923
Michael S. Miller (appointed by Library
Committee) .................. .974-3395
Ruth Hodgson ................974-3395
Dee T. Van Nest ...............974-3395
VS. Sc STATE DOCUMENTS
Shirley C. Aronson .............974-3395
The State Law Library was originally established
as the State Library in 1827. At that time, the
Library was an agency of the executive branch
(Chapter 53, Acts of 1827). Its primary purpose
was to serve the legal and general reference needs
of the legislative and judicial branches of State
government. The Library operated under this or-
ganizational structure until 1978, when it was