FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 3, 2002
CONTACT: Janet S. Eveleth, (410) 685-7878 or (800) 492-1964

MARYLAND STATE BAR ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL SELECTIONS
--SUPPORTS SITTING JUDGES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY--

The selection of judges must be dedicated to placing and retaining persons of the highest quality of character, integrity, judicial temperament and learning on Maryland's bench. To achieve this goal, state judges need to be appointed on the basis of merit. Maryland's current sitting judges have been evaluated, selected and appointed because of their judicial characteristics, quality and merit. That is why the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) supports the current Sitting Judges for the Circuit Courts of Maryland.

MSBA has consistently endorsed the retention and selection of Sitting Judges for the Circuit Courts of Maryland. These Sitting Judges have been found to be qualified by a Judicial Nominating Commission and were selected by the Governor of the State. These esteemed members of the bench have earned the confidence, respect and support of the Bar.

Maryland citizens are fortunate to have judges who are well respected and of the highest caliber. To preserve this tradition, MSBA's Board of Governors approved a resolution, on November 20, 2001, endorsing the following incumbent Circuit Court Judges in Montgomery County:

The Honorable DeLawrence Beard
The Honorable John W. Debelius, III
The Honorable Joseph A. Dugan
The Honorable Eric M. Johnson
The Honorable William J. Rowan, III
The Honorable Ann Newman Sundt

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