Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Bonita J. Dancy
MSA SC 3520-12392


Attended Morgan State University, A.B. (history), 1967; University of Maryland School of Social Work, M.S.W., 1971; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981.

Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, January 18, 1995 to February 28, 2006. Retired February 28, 2006. Chair, Child Support Enforcement Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1996-2001.

Adult Services and Child Welfare Caseworker, 1967-70, then Family Services Supervisor, 1971-72, Department of Social Services, Baltimore City. Attorney-advisor, Supplemental Income Branch, Social Security Division, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1981-82. Domestic Equity Master, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1982-95. 

Member, American and Monumental City Bar Associations; National Bar Association (judicial council); Maryland State Bar Association (family law section council); Baltimore City Bar Association (family law committee; secretary); Alliance of Black Women Attorneys. Board of Directors, Maryland Chapter, National Association of Women Judges. Board of Directors and Faculty, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). Board of Directors, Family and Children's Services. Executive Board, Baltimore Urban League (past president, leaguettes). Assistant Professor, Coppin State College, 1973-75. Adjunct Faculty, Morgan State University, 1975-81.

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