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Appointed by Chief Judge to 2-year terms, Court of Appeals:
Gail J. Schaffer, Chair (chosen by Conference), 2006
Joyce M. Baylor-Thompson, Vice-Chair (chosen by Conference), 2006

Elroy G. Boyer, Jr.; Melissa Pollitt Bright; Wendy A. Cartwright; Charles M. Coles, Jr.; Theresa A. Lawler. Terms expire 2006

Warren A. Bowie; Joseph V. DiPietro; Barbara Bowen Elliott; Karen C. Friedman; Donald E. James; Joyce C. Pope; Carolyn I. Todd. Terms expire 2007.

[photo, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland] Staff: David R. Durfee, Jr., Esq.

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Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, March 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

On November 18, 2003, the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals established the Conference of Orphans' Court Judges.

The Conference consults with and advises the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals on matters affecting the Orphans' Court. Meeting quarterly, the Conference provides a forum where judges may relate their experiences, and share helpful tools and resources, as well as improve communications with judges and clerks of both trial courts.

Appointed by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, the Conference consists of fourteen members who serve two-year terms. The Administrative Office of the Courts serves as secretariat to the Conference.

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