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Reappointment of Federal Public Defender, District of Maryland (comments by 3/23/2022)

February 23, 2022



James Wyda has expressed an interest in reappointment for an additional term as the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland.

The Court of Appeals, as appointing authority, must assess the quality of representation, service to clients, and the administrative efficiency of the Federal Defender Office prior to deciding whether the reappointment is warranted. In this process, the Court is soliciting the views of those persons in a position to evaluate the performance of the Federal Public Defender, as well as the quality of services provided by the Federal Public Defender organization.

Interested parties wishing to comment anonymously should visit to share feedback via a survey. Additional comments can be forwarded to James N. Ishida, Circuit Executive, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, via The Circuit Executive will not disclose the identity of any commenter who requests confidentiality.

The opportunity for comments via survey or email shall extend through 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2022.