“The Maryland State Bar Association is delighted to welcome the Honorable Joseph M. Getty as the new Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and the state’s chief administrative judge, and congratulates him and Governor Hogan on his appointment.  Each year, MSBA leaders meet with the Chief Judge and other leaders of the judiciary – federal and state – on behalf of the profession and the public interest.  We look forward to working with Chief Judge Getty as he establishes his priorities.

We enjoyed a tremendously positive and productive working relationship with former Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, and look forward to celebrating her legacy and her retirement in May next year.  More will be shared at that time.

We are very pleased to continue the synergy we’ve always enjoyed with the Maryland judiciary, and offer our full support to Chief Judge Getty as he embarks on his new journey.”