University of Denver

Maryland Courts See Increase of Women Judges

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

Over the last year, the percentage of women serving on the state’s courts has risen from 36.1 percent to 38.2 percent. Governor Malloy has contributed to this uptick, selecting women for 46 of 102 judicial vacancies since taking office in 2007. Nationwide, women hold 27.5 percent of state court judgeships.