The Bar Association of Frederick County, MD

Judicial Nominating Commission Nomination Form

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Pursuant to the revised Governor’s Executive Order 01.01.2019.05, the President of each County Bar Association has been requested to submit the full names of seven individuals for potential appointment to the Trial Court’s Judicial Nominating Commission, from which the Governor will select four for service. 


The Bar Association for Frederick County’s By-Laws provide in article VI: “ARTICLE VI Appointments to Trial Court’s Judicial Nominating Commission

Pursuant to Executive Order, the President of the Association is required every four years to submit the names of persons to the Governor for appointment to the Trial Court’s Judicial Nominating Commission. The process for the President to follow in that regard shall be as follows:

(1) Once the President of the Association receives the request from the Governor for the submission of persons for appointment to the Trial Court’s Judicial Nominating Commission, the President shall inform the membership to allow each member a reasonable period of time to respond as to whether he/she wants to be considered as candidate for one of the four (4) positions. An e-mail notification to the membership constitutes sufficient notice.

(2) Once the aforementioned period for the membership to respond has expired, the Executive Committee shall meet to discuss the qualifications of the candidates and vote by secret ballot to select the names of the members to submit to the Governor for appointment. The names of the members receiving the most votes by secret ballot shall be submitted for appointment. To the extent that there is a tie, the members of the Executive Committees shall continue to vote until the tie is broken.

(3) An Executive Committee Officer seeking a position on the Judicial Nominating Commission shall recuse him/herself from the meeting and voting.

All matters discussed during the meeting of the Executive Committee shall be strictly confidential, and any notes and/or ballots shall be immediately destroyed following the meeting.” 


In accordance with said By-Laws, the Executive Committee is providing the members of the Bar Association with the opportunity to nominate individuals to serve on the Trial Court’s Judicial Nominating Commission. Members may nominate themselves or another person to serve. Please note on the nominating form that, if you are nominating someone other than yourself, you must verify that the nominee is willing to serve on the Nominating Commission. We do not want to send any names to the Governor for any persons who are unwilling to serve. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, you do not have to list your name as the nominating person although you still need to ensure that the person you are nominating is willing to serve.  ​All nominations must be received by 5/28/2019 at 4:30pm.

The Bar Association of Frederick County

P. O. Box 3088, Frederick, MD  21705  |  phone:  301.663.1139  |  email: info@frederickbar.org