March 22, 2018: Join Lauren at 11th Annual Breakfast

Dear Friends,

I am proud to announce that our 11th Annual Spring Breakfast with the Register will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM at Brian Boru Irish Restaurant and Pub, located at 489 Ritchie Highway, in Severna Park.

For 11 years now, with your unwavering support and dedication to our cause, I have been able to serve you and the citizens of Anne Arundel County in their most dire of times. Throughout my time in office, I have come to cherish and appreciate just how many of you trust my ability to
serve these families.

Every day, my staff and I work towards making the office and the county a better place for everyone. My goal is to make the office as cost efficient and user-friendly as possible. To accomplish this, we utilize the most effective technology to cut costs and improve access to our services. Since last year, we have eliminated the certified mail requirement, perfected serving copies online, streamlined forms and workflow, and work tirelessly towards offering more and more of the Register’s services electronically. My long-term goal is to preside over an up-and-coming e-filing system for the office.

Even in 2018, when you call my office or walk in for service, we greet you with a live person. As long as I am Register, you will never deal with the frustration of poorly designed systems that serve only to frustrate instead of enhance the experience. That is my promise – I will only endorse and provide service that enhances your experience, and do this in the most cost-effective way. My door is open to you, your kindness, your concerns, and your ideas. I look forward to seeing you on March 22nd.

Tickets: $50.00
Friends of Lauren Parker
Gayle A. Roberts, Treasurer
10 Granada Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
For more information: (410) 437-7469 (Sandi)

Register of Wills for Anne Arundel County in 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Many months ago, I began working towards being your 2018 Register of Wills for Anne Arundel County. At the first opportunity, I filed to continue to be your Register of Wills.

Over the course of my third term as Register of Wills, I’ve worked towards many important goals for the office. I would like to take a moment to review the completed projects in my office.


Started accepting credit cards for payment, assisted in redesigning the Register of Wills website, approved changes to improved server technology in my own office, and assisted in passing laws to reduce reliance on paper.


Updated all office computers to Windows 10, started accepting online credit card payments for invoices, and began the paper reduction initiative to eliminate reliance on paper records.


Updated 30+ forms on the website and within the office as set forth by the Court of Appeals, created a PDF processing plan in preparation for offering copies online, greatly improved the paper reduction law, created an inventory system for office asset management, and updated all employee office equipment.


Made delivery of copies online possible using credit cards, began delivering online copies with great success, greatly improved data safety through better backup and recovery plans, improvements to statutory inventory and record-keeping requirements, online employee training sessions, and fully-functioning paper reduction initiative.


My goal and my passion is to keep the spirit of this agency headed ever forward into the future. True constituent service comes with intuitive and cost-effective services that reduce costs and improve access. I feel like the last four years have been a testament to that spirit. I hope, with your support, to continue to take this office forward in the coming years. Thank you.

Thank You Anne Arundel County!

To all of my supporters,

We won!!

Thank you for all of your support and for believing in our vision for the present and future of this office.

From your help, we can continue with our project plans for modernization and personalized service for the citizens of our county.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for helping make this campaign a success.

Lauren M. Parker
Register of Wills
Anne Arundel County

Election Day, November 4th!


I humbly ask for your vote in the general election. I promise to continue serving the citizens of Anne Arundel County to the best of my abilities. Thank you.

For the last 8 years I have been working every day to make the Anne Arundel County Register of Wills Office the most helpful, accessible, and fiscally savvy public service agency. In the past two elections, the people of Anne Arundel County have trusted me to run this office.

Elect experience, make a difference. Knowledge, compassion, results. Lauren M. Parker for Register of Wills.

Capital Gazette Endorses Lauren Parker!

For the full story, click here: 

“The situation is even clearer in two other races. In eight years as register of wills, Republican incumbent Lauren Parker has striven to modernize her office — which handles the disposition of estates — and make it customer-friendly. Democrat Jacqueline Allsup — the head of the county NAACP and a professor of nursing at Anne Arundel Community College — might well be able to do the job proficiently. But she has made no specific case for ousting Parker.”

“We endorse Leitess, Parker and Bateman.”

Happy Hour with Lauren Parker!

Dear Friends:

Your unwavering and generous support secured our overwhelming win in the June Republican Primary. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

The primary race was unfortunately a bitter and expensive one. That said, I ask for your continued support as the general election fast approaches, in just 60 days.Please join me Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 5:00P.M. to 7:30P.M., for a Happy Hour at Mother’s Peninsula Grille, 969 Ritchie Highway, in Arnold.

I couldn’t be prouder of the level of service my office provides the citizens of Anne Arundel County. We continue to modernize the office, while always jealously guarding the personalized service that you have come to expect when you need us. Your calls are still answered by a human being and you are still promptly greeted with a smile when you visit the office. At the same time,every day we continue to look for ways to save you money, by among other initiatives, implementing a paperless records system to eliminate the high costs of storage and maintenance of paper records. And, we still offer the best deal going of safeguarding your Will for a one-time fee of $5.00.

My staff makes it all possible and I consider them the best in the business. They are the reason that we continue to be a model of efficiency and customer service. Now, more than ever, I need your continued support as we head in to the General Election on November 4, 2014. Asalways, my door continues to be open to your welcomed ideas, concerns or comments.

I look forward to seeing you on October 1st!


969 Ritchie Highway

Arnold, Maryland 21012

Heavy Hors d’ Oeuvres

Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.


$50.00 Per Person


For Ticket Information, Please Call Sandi at (410) 437-7469

-or- E-Mail

Thank you!

I would like to pause at this point and say thank you to those who have supported me in this campaign. I am deeply grateful for the “votes” of confidence in me – and the job I am doing. I promise to strive to fulfill your expectations.

To all my awesome campaign workers – I want to thank you for your devotion. I know that your time and your hard work are extremely valuable gifts and I am humbled and grateful to receive them.

To the citizens who voiced their confidence in me – thank you for your support. I will continue to make your Register of Wills office the best public office in the state.

I am grateful for your continued support as we head to the general election in November.


Lauren M. Parker – YOUR Register of Wills.

Election Day, June 24th

For the last 8 years I have been working every day to make the Anne Arundel County Register of Wills Office the most helpful, accessible, and fiscally savvy public service agency. Today, June 24th, is primary election day. In the past two elections, the people of Anne Arundel County have trusted me to run this office.

I humbly ask for your vote today in the primary election. I promise to continue serving the citizens of Anne Arundel County to the best of my abilities. Thank you.


Remember to Vote on June 24th!


Please vote for me in the Republican primary election on June 24th, 2014. I am eager to continue my service to the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

Two perfect Legislative Audits; 2010 and 2013.
Outstanding customer service – 99.34% public satisfaction and 95.61% attorney satisfaction.
Completely modernized office to enable a well-trained staff to better serve the citizens.
Fiscal conservatism to ensure taxpayer money is well-spent.
Helping families during the most difficult time in their lives.

Elect experience, make a difference. Knowledge, compassion, results. Lauren M. Parker for Register of Wills.

Making a Better Register of Wills

Whenever I’m asked to speak at a civic, financial or senior group, invariably someone says, “What is the Register of Wills? What does your office do?”

My normal response is that we are the office that assists you in opening and managing an estate when a loved one passes away.
And my job is to run that office. But there’s more to it … it’s a work in progress. This office is responsible for appointing personal representatives and for monitoring estate progression. This includes appointing a personal representative from a will, or if no will, by using the Maryland statutes for intestacy matters.

Our duties are: assisting and advising the public in filling out forms; preserving records of any proceeding — from documents to the court compact discs of hearings; determining probate fees or if any inheritance tax is due; auditing estate accounting; verifying parties’ compliance with court orders; mailing notices and court orders to parties; providing clerk services to the Orphans’ Court; and safekeeping wills of living persons in our vault. These jobs also include answering questions from the public, attorneys and agencies without crossing the line into “legal advice.”

Many times this includes practical advice to the families to stop arguments and mediating between attorneys so as to keep the processes flowing.

When I arrived at this job in 2006, I left a 25-year law practice involving wills and trusts as well as five years as the law firm administrator. I had a program and an ability to translate that program to action.

I have accomplished two perfect state legislative audits, scanned the records back to 1875 and made them available at our electronic public kiosks, created an up-to-date website with a case search feature for access to case dockets and forms, installed an online order request feature for ordering documents, and created an electronic front desk management system driven by helpful people.

If you call or come in, there is a person there to help you — no appointment necessary. All staff are computer savvy and well-trained, guaranteeing you efficiency and virtually no waiting time. I added voice mail and email for faster service. I devised e-learning portals for staff to study work subjects at a higher level or to train for a back-up job or a higher position in the office.

More importantly, service is defined from the public’s point of view. To that end, surveys we hand out to the public and attorneys using our office indicate, respectively, satisfaction ratings of 99.34 percent and 95.61 percent.

We hold monthly meetings to discuss problem subjects in order to achieve creative solutions. To not inconvenience the public, all staff volunteer to come in one hour early prior to opening for these meetings.

By increasing our efficiency through these changes, we have reduced the average time to close an estate from 22 months to approximately 14 months resulting in faster distribution of assets.

Future projects are payments by credit cards (expected in July) and the first step in going paperless (starting October). We also are studying e-filing as our Circuit Court is the state test pilot.

Everything is a team effort of the staff — 30 people (and myself) who subscribe to the credo, “Public service is our culture, not just a department.” They are smart, well-trained, motivated, caring, compassionate people who want to serve and always put the public first. They are outstanding as both people and employees. Recruiting them and assembling them into a team for the benefit of the citizens of this county is my finest accomplishment.

I humbly ask for your vote in the June primary so I can continue my service.