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The Honorable Margaret H. Phipps was first elected as Register of Wills in November 1978. She is the 24th Register to serve the citizens of Calvert County.

Other Accomplishments Include:

  • Served as Chief Deputy Register prior to being Register of Wills
  • Advanced course work in probate law, accounting and office management. Specialized IT training, imaging technology, Prince George's Community College
  • Chairperson, Maryland Register of Wills Automation Committee, 1992-Present. Maryland Registers have one of the most advanced computer systems in any State office enabling them to better serve the citizens of Maryland
  • Member, Probate/Judiciary Subcommittee to the Rules Committee
  • Member, Estates and Trusts Section of Md. Bar Subcommittee with Registers, Orphans' Court Judges and Attorney General's Office
  • A past President of the Maryland Register of Wills Association
  • Member of many civic and professional organizations, including my church where I serve as the Chairperson for Finance, and the Commission on Aging where I have served since 1978
  • Conduct workshops and seminars for Office on Aging at senior centers and speak to many church and civic organizations to keep people informed

"Efficiency and cost effectiveness remain foremost in my efforts to serve you. The Register of Wills does not set policy; however, the Register must know probate law and deals constantly with death and grieving families. Compassion, knowledge and experience are so important. My door is always open to assist YOU. My staff and I will continue to provide compassionate, professional, courteous and confidential service to ALL"