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Judicial Selections Panel Committee  

144TH Bar Association Referendum

Notice of Vacancy for the

Due to the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Joseph M. Quirk on February 28, 2017, a vacancy will exist on the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.  This vacancy is to be filled by appointment of Governor Hogan.

The name of any attorney living or practicing in Montgomery County, MD who applies for this vacancy will have to appear on a referendum ballot handled through the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD.

In addition to filing with the Administrative Office of the Courts, you are asked to submit a written resume, as a pdf or an MS Word document, along with a photo (if there is not currently one on file with the Bar Association) to be emailed to, with a $100 filing fee (if you haven’t applied for a Circuit Court vacancy within the past 2 years) mailed to Michael T. Nalls, Chair, Judicial Selections Panel Committee, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20850. All material must be received by 5:00p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Referendum Schedule
AOC Resume Deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2017; 4:30PM (see below)

BAMC Resume Deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2017; 5:00PM
BAMC Ballots To Be Emailed: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Voting Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017; 2PM

Applicant Interviews: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (1PM - 4PM); Thursday, March 23, 2017 (1PM - 4PM); Finalization Meeting Immediately Following 3/23 meeting
Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission Meeting: Friday, March 31, 2017


For a complete listing of Maryland Judicial Vacancies, please visit the Maryland Judiciary website at



Michael T. Nalls


Vice Chair
Stephanie L. Fink


Meeting Dates

March 21, 2017 --
March 23, 2017 --
     (Interviews &
     Finalization Meeting)


Applicant Interview Dates

March 21,2017(1-4PM)
March 23, 2017 (1-4PM)