Maryland Courts

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, WordPerfect or PDF.

Please note that the WordPerfect version must be saved and renamed to a file before text can be entered directly into the document.

Please make sure you are using the current Trial Courts PDQ which was last revised on 02/05/14 (revision date is indicated in the upper left-hand corner of the first page).


Applicants to the Appellate Courts

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

Please note that the WordPerfect version must be saved and renamed to a file before text can be entered directly into the document.

Contact Deborah A. Unitus at (410) 260-1256 or Debra L. Kaminski at (410) 260-1271 with any questions or for information concerning deadlines for submission of the PDQ.

PDQs should be sent to:

Administrative Office of the Courts
Program Services
2001-D Commerce Park Drive
Annaplois, MD 21401

PDQs WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE MARYLAND JUDICIAL CENTER, 580 TAYLOR AVENUE IN ANNAPOLIS.