District Court Chief Michael J. Moore Appointed to State Board of Law Examiners

Michael J. Moore, Esq., Executive Team and Chief of our District Court Division, was recently appointed to the State Board of Law Examiners by Maryland’s Highest Court, the Court of Appeals.   The State Board of Law Examiners and its staff administer the bar examination and coordinate the application process by which persons are admitted to practice law in Maryland. Historically, Courts of the Maryland Province were first authorized to examine persons seeking to practice law in 1715. These examinations typically were carried out by the County Courts from 1715 to 1851. Those duties then were assigned to the Circuit Courts from 1851 to 1898, when the State Board of Law Examiners was created by the General Assembly.  Seven lawyers compose the Board of Law Examiners. They are appointed to five-year terms by the Court of Appeals . Moore replaces longtime Western Region board member Greg Getty, who recently retired. Reflecting on the new position, Moore commented, “I am humbled and honored to be able to serve my profession in this capacity and look forward to the challenge.”

Michael J. Moore

SAO District Court Chief