MARYLAND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMISSION

Chair: Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals

Rachel A. Wohl, Esq., Executive Director

113 Towsontown Blvd., Suite C
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 321-2398
e-mail: rachel.wohl@courts.state.md.us
fax: (410) 321-2399
tty/voice: 1-800-735-2258 (Maryland Relay Service)
web: www.courts.state.md.us/adr.html

In February 1998, the Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission was established by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. The Commission promotes the appropriate use of mediation and other dispute resolution practices in Maryland's courts, neighborhoods, businesses, schools, governmental agencies, and criminal and juvenile justice systems. Such practices include arbitration, settlement conferences, consensus building, and other nonviolent and nonlitigious methods of resolving disputes. In January 2000, the Commission adopted an action plan for the future use of alternative dispute resolution practices in Maryland.


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

MARYLAND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMISSION

Chair: Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals
Vice-Chair: Donald G. Gifford, Professor, University of Maryland School of Law

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: George Beall, Esq.; Ramona Buck; Charles G. Byrd, Jr., Esq.; Lorig Charkoudian; Paul A. Dorf; Joan Bossman Gordon, Esq.; Leo E. Green; Sue Hecht; Suzanne K. Henley, Esq.; Nancy Hirshman; Vivian Jenkins; Marvin E. Johnson, J.D.; Martin Kranitz; Victor H. Laws, Sr., Esq.; Lynn Linde, Ed.D.; J. Michael McWilliams, Esq.; Patricia A. Miller, Esq.; Ackneil M. Muldrow II; Robert C. Park, Jr., Esq.; Patricia L. Platt; Mary Louise Preis, Esq.; Charles (Mike) Preston, Esq.; Robert J. Rhudy, Esq.; Major F. Riddick, Jr.; George W. Rogers; Sheila K. Sachs, Esq.; Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.; John Shatto; Melanie A. Vaughn, Esq.; Paul H. Weinstein; Alan M. Wilner; Roger C. Wolf, Esq.

Ex officio: Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals; Martha F. Rasin, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland; J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General; Stephen E. Harris, Public Defender; vacancy, U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rachel A. Wohl, Esq., Executive Director (410) 321-2398


DEFUNCT COMMITTEES

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) DEFINITIONS & DISPUTE SCREENING COMMITTEE
Ramona Buck, Chair
The Committee completed its work in July 1999.

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS COMMITTEE
Mary Louise Preis, Esq., Chair
The Committee completed its work in July 1999.

COMMUNITY ISSUES COMMITTEE
Robert J. Rhudy, Esq., Chair
The Committee completed its work in July 1999.

COURTS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
Charles (Mike) Preston, Esq., Chair
The Committee completed its work in July 1999.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Marvin E. Johnson, J.D., Chair
The Committee completed its work in July 1999.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES COMMITTEE
Roger C. Wolf, Esq., Chair
The Committee completed its work in July 1999.

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