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HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH


[photo, Howard County Courthouse (main entrance), Park Ave. and Court Place, Ellicott City, Maryland]

Circuit Court

District Court

Orphans' Court

Howard County Courthouse (main entrance), Park Ave. & Court Place, Ellicott City, Maryland, July 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Howard County Courthouse, Park Ave. and Court Place, Ellicott City, Maryland]

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (5 Judges):
Diane O. Leasure, County Administrative Judge (chosen by Circuit Administrative Judge), 2011

Louis A. Becker III, Associate Judge, 2021
Richard S. Bernhardt, Associate Judge, 2021
Lenore R. Gelfman, Associate Judge, 2011
Timothy J. McCrone, Associate Judge, 2023

County Courthouse (main entrance), Park Ave. & Court Place, Ellicott City, Maryland, July 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Courthouse, 8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2111; 1-888-313-0197 (toll free); tty: (410) 313-3840
web: www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/howard/index.html


[photo, District Court/Multi-Service Center, Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland]

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (5 Judges):
Neil Edward Axel, Associate Judge, 2017
Pamila J. Brown, Associate Judge, 2012
Alice P. Clark, Associate Judge, 2017
Sue-Ellen Hantman, Associate Judge, 2013
Mary C. Reese, Associate Judge, 2016

District Court/Multi-Service Center, 3451 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland, July 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.



[photo, Howard County Courthouse (from Court Ave.), Ellicott City, Maryland]

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Sherae M. McNeal (D), Chief Judge (chosen by Governor), 2010
Jay Fred Cohen (D), Judge, 2010
Joyce C. Pope (R), Judge, 2010

Courthouse, 8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2133; fax: (410) 313-3409

Howard County Courthouse (from Court Ave.), Ellicott City, Maryland, 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.


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