ESSOM V. RICKS, JR., Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 7, Anne Arundel County, since August 16, 1994. Member, Executive Committee, 1997-, and Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 1997-, Maryland Judicial Conference.
Member, Anne Arundel Juvenile Court Advisory Committee, 1979-80; Children's Council, Anne Arundel County, 1979-80. Member, Human Relations Commission, 1979-81. General Counsel, Personnel Board, Anne Arundel County, 1985-87. Member, Drug Abuse Advisory Council, Anne Arundel County, 1987; Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council, Anne Arundel County, 1988-95 (treatment committee, 1988-89; underage drinking committee, 1993; legislative committee, 1993-95). Inquiry Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1985-88; Character Committee for 5th Judicial Circuit, 1994-95. Born in Annapolis, Maryland, May 25, 1946. Attended Bates High School, Annapolis; Morgan State University, B.S., 1968. Served in U.S. Army, 1968-71. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974. Member, Anne Arundel County Bar Association (chair, library committee, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1991-95). Member, Margaret Brent Inn of Court, 1990-91 (chair, pupilage group, 1990-91); Maryland Council of Masters, 1992-94 (secretary & treasurer, 1993-94).
July 18, 2000
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