Circuit Court Judge Richard Eli Jackson became Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court of Cecil County last week. Judge Jackson was named Administrative Judge by Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell. This position became available when Judge Dexter M. Thompson, Jr. resigned as Administrative Judge, although he still sits on the bench in Cecil County.
Judge Jackson has been an Associate Judge since 2002. Before his appointment to the bench in Cecil County, Judge Jackson was a lawyer in private practice from 1978 until he was elevated to the bench in 2002.