Mary Ellen Barbera
Maryland’s top court is “right on target” to achieve its goal of deciding by Aug. 31 all of the 127 cases it has heard since its term started in September, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said.
Mary Ellen Barbera spent many of her first 100 days as Maryland’s top jurist visiting the state’s circuit and district courts, a half-finished trek that she said has revealed to her many aging courthouses that are too small for their workloads or not designed to handle 21st century technology.
Unprecedented changes in the making for Maryland’s highest court. The Maryland Court of Appeals is in line to get its first woman Chief Judge.