How to Apply for a Judicial Vacancy

Applicants to the Trial Courts (Circuit Courts and District Court)

Applicants for a judicial vacancy on the trials courts are required to submit a Confidential Personal Data Questionnaire (PDQ) to the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Questionnaire and instructions are available in Word or PDF.

The current Trial Courts PDQ has a revision date of 08/21/2019. Please read the revised PDQ carefully as questions have been added or changed. In addition, this version includes our new mailing address, effective September 9, 2019.


Applicants to the Appellate Courts

A separate PDQ has been created for judicial vacancies on the appellate courts. This PDQ is available in Word or PDF.

The current Appellate Courts PDQ has a revision date of 08/16/2019. Please read the revised PDQ carefully as questions have been added or changed. In addition, this version includes our new mailing address, effective September 9, 2019.

Contact Debra L. Kaminski at 410-260-1271 or Jennifer A. Miller at 410-260-1211 with any questions or for information concerning deadlines for submission of the PDQ.

Effective September 9, 2019, PDQs should be sent to:

Debra L. Kaminski or Jennifer A. Miller
Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Fourth Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401