Governor names two judges in Anne Arundel Vacancies are filled in District, Circuit courts

August 05, 1998|By Kirsten Scharnberg | Kirsten Scharnberg,SUN STAFF

Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed two judges in Anne Arundel County yesterday.

Glendening named Philip Caroom, who has adjudicated domestic and juvenile cases in Anne Arundel since 1991, to the Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement in May of Judge Martin A. Wolff.

He appointed David S. Bruce, a master for domestic and juvenile cases in Calvert County Circuit Court since 1995, to the District Court in Anne Arundel.

Bruce replaces Judge Joseph P. Manck, who was elevated to the Circuit Court in March.

In announcing the appointments, Glendening said both men have "a strong background in the law and a record of commitment to social issues."

"I am confident they will serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County well both on the bench and in the community," the governor said.

Caroom, 45, a 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, is a former assistant county state's attorney. He has been a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts and with groups advocating parks and hiking trails in Annapolis.

Bruce, 50, specialized in real estate, business, criminal and civil law before taking his position in Calvert County.

He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and was a hearing examiner for the Prince George's County Personnel Board, an intermittent special prosecutor for the Calvert County state's attorney and a lawyer for the Board of Education and housing authority in Calvert County.

Pub Date: 8/05/98

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