On May 25, 2023, Jeffrey P. Ayres, chair of Venable’s Ethics Committee and a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice, was appointed vice chair of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland by the Supreme Court of Maryland.
The Attorney Grievance Commission was established in 1975 to oversee the discipline of Maryland attorneys and review the conduct of attorneys to determine the need for alternatives to discipline. The Attorney Grievance Commission also seeks to prevent the unauthorized practice of law. The Commission consists of nine attorneys and three non-attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court of Maryland for staggered three-year terms. Generally, a member is eligible for reappointment immediately following the expiration of a full three-year term. The chair and vice-chair of the commission are designated by the court.
Mr. Ayres has been a member of the Commission since 2009 and will begin his new role as vice chair beginning July 1, 2023.