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Related to orphans court: Surrogate court, Probate Judge

or′phans' court`

a probate court in certain U.S. states.
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After a judge on the Baltimore County Orphans Court moved to circuit court, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law graduate was appointed to the associate judge position in April 2014.
When I searched in a legal database for the maxim, in Latin, for an excerpt of the Latin, and in English, I retrieved only four 19th century cases, including one from the Orphans Court of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County.
She was first elected Judge of the Orphans Court of Baltimore County in 1986 Baltimore County in 1986 and thereafter Register of Wills for Baltimore County in 1998 in which office she continues to serve.
Gillen J drew attention to a domestic circumstances inspection report from Riga Orphans Court which addressed issues of possible physical violence by the stepfather to A and a report from a psychologist in Latvia that leant weight to the probability that the stepfather used harsh disciplinary methods.