September 3, 2021


Government Relations and Public Affairs
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Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issues statement on the appointment of Court of Appeals Judge Joseph M. Getty as chief judge

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued the following statement:

“I offer my congratulations to Chief Judge-Designate Joseph Getty on his appointment as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals upon my retirement. Congratulations as well to Judge Steven Gould on his elevation from the Court of Special Appeals to the Court of Appeals, representing Montgomery County (7th Appellate Judicial Circuit). Thank you to Governor Hogan for these fine appointments.”

“I look forward to working with Chief Judge-Designate Getty to ensure a smooth transition of leadership of the Maryland Judiciary. I trust that he will find this the opportunity of a lifetime to serve the people of Maryland in this capacity, helping to ensure equal justice under law for all.”


Bradley Tanner
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Terri Charles
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