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Submit a Nomination

Background Information and Instructions:
  • In the form below, provide requested information about you and any information that is reasonably available to you about the nominee.
  • Any person may make nominations. A person may make more than one nomination.
  • Current members of the Litigation Section Council are not eligible to be nominated.

To be eligible for nomination, a person must:

  • Currently be a judge in a Maryland State or Federal court; and
  • Be a current dues-paying member of the MSBA.

Criteria for evaluation of nominations:

Although the award selection committee will consider all information provided, particular emphasis will be placed on the judge’s:

  1. knowledge of the law
  2. courtroom management skills
  3. reputation for fairness and civility
  4. involvement in extracurricular service to the judiciary and bar, including the MSBA
  5. extra-curricular contributions to the community at-large

The award will be presented at the Litigation Section’s Annual Dinner Meeting (typically in May). The Litigation Section Council will select the recipient.

Please submit your completed nomination form by the close of business on February 1.


Previous Award Recipients

The Honorable Angela M. Eaves 2019-2020
The Honorable Robert N. McDonald 2018-2019
The Honorable Kathleen G. Cox 2017-2018
The Honorable Patrice E. Lewis 2016-2017
The Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, 2015-2016
The Honorable Daniel M. Long 2014-2015
The Honorable John P. Morrissey 2013-2014
The Honorable Stuart R. Berger 2012-2013
The Honorable Alan M. Wilner 2011-2012