April 15, 2022


Government Relations and Public Affairs
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Court of Appeals of Maryland Chief Judge Joseph M. Getty issues statement on the appointment of Court of Appeals Judge Matthew J. Fader as chief judge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Today, Chief Judge Joseph M. Getty issued the following statement:

“I offer my sincerest congratulations to Chief Judge Matthew J. Fader on his appointment as chief judge of the Court of Appeals following my retirement on April 14. Thank you, Governor Hogan, for appointing me to serve as chief judge for the last seven and a half months.

The Maryland Judiciary, especially the Court of Appeals, is experiencing a generational change. It is our shared duty to embrace this change and lay a foundation for the future. It is exciting to have new leaders engaged in the many challenges we face today.

I look forward to continuing to work with Chief Judge Fader during this transition and I am confident he will continue to form that cohesive leadership that sets the example for the Maryland Judiciary and throughout the state.”


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer
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Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer
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