Section Council Appointment Procedure
The Judicial Administration Section conducts all
of its business through its Council. Each year several members of the council
rotate off either because they have served out their three-year term or because
they wish to discontinue their service for various reasons. A nominating
committee of the Council then submits names of prospective new Council members
to the Council at large, which nominates new council members from that list.
The list of nominees is then submitted to the membership at large for an
up-or-down vote. If others are interested in serving on the Council, but have
not otherwise been identified by the members of the nominating committee, they
need to contact the Chair of the Council to indicate their interest in so
serving, and their name will be forwarded to the nominating committee for
consideration. Generally, any such indication of interest should be received
before the April meeting of the Council (third Thursday of the month).
The Council strives to attract members representing a diversity of interests,
including geographic diversity, private practitioners, sitting judges from the
different courts, administrative law judges, masters, representatives of the
Office of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Public Defender, and
others eligible for membership in the Section whose practice affects the
administration of justice in Maryland.