Melissa Pollitt Bright; Wendy A. Cartwright; Kimberly J. Cascia; Charles M. Coles, Jr.; William L. Harris; Cheryl K. Jacobs; Michele E. Loewenthal; Thomas M. Pelagatti. Terms expire 2023.
Darlene M. Breck; Debra A. Breeding; Bonnie L. Nicholson; David J. Wheeler. Terms expire 2024.
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Maryland Judicial Center, 187 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
Maryland Judicial Center, 187 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland, February 2020. 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 Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland and other judicial entities. The Conference also consults with and advises the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland 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 Justice of the Supreme Court of Maryland, the Conference consists of fourteen Orphans' Court judges who serve two-year terms. Annually, the Conference chooses the Chair and Vice-Chair. The Administrative Office of the Courts serves as secretariat to the Conference (Administrative Order, Sept. 28, 2015).
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