[photo, Deborah Sweet Eyler, Court of Special Appeals Judge] DEBORAH SWEET EYLER, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, since June 17, 1997. Chair, Maryland Judicial Commission on Pro Bono, 1998-2000. Member, Civil Law and Procedure Committee, 2000-03, and Family Law Committee, 2003-14 (chair, custody subcommittee, 2006-14), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Domestic Law Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-. Chair, Records Retention Work Group of Court Technology Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-.

Chair, Trial Courts Nominating Commission, Baltimore County, 1995-97.

Born in New York, New York, August 11, 1952. Attended Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Served in U.S. Peace Corps, Sierra Leone, West Africa, 1973-74. New York University, Washington Square, and University College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., 1975; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1981. Order of the Coif (law school honorary society). Member, National Moot Court Team. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, 1990-97 (associate, 1982-89). Member, Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1995-97; criminal subcommittee of pattern jury instruction committee, 2012-); Baltimore County Bar Association. Member, Maryland Bar Foundation. Award of Special Recognition, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2000. Maryland Pro Bono Service Award, Pro Bono Resource Center, 2000, 2002. Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of the Rights of the Disadvantaged, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2003.
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