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July 21, 2010
Contact: Janet Eveleth
(410) 685-7878
Release No. 10-003


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.  This 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 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 has endorsed the incumbent Circuit Court Judges in Maryland.  The Association is announcing its support for Cecil County Sitting Judge:

 The Honorable V. Michael Whelan


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A Voluntary, non-profit membership organization, the Maryland State Bar Association is comprised of more than 23,000 attorneys and judges. The MSBA monitors judicial and legislative issues, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within the legal profession. The MSBA offers public service programs to ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all.