MARCELLA A. HOLLAND, Chair, Conference of Circuit Judges, December 4, 2010 to December 31, 2012 (vice-chair, 2008-10; executive committee, 2008-13). Circuit Administrative Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, November 8, 2003 to November 30, 2013 (Associate Judge, September 18, 1997 to November 30, 2013). Retired November 30, 2013. Judge-in-Charge, Family Division, 2001-03. Member, Legislative Subcommittee, 1999-2002, and Family Law Committee, 2001-07 (chair, custody subcommittee, 2003-06), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Editorial Board, Justice Matters, 2000-13. Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore City, 2003-13. Co-Chair, Access [to Court Records] Rules Implementation Committee, 2004-05. Member, Judicial Council, 2006-12, Judicial Cabinet, 2010-12; Judicial Compensation Committee, 2011-13, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2010-13; Circuit Court Law Library Study Committee, 2011-13.
Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1984-97. Member, Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation, Baltimore City, 1988-97 (chair, 1995-97); Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Baltimore City, 2004-13. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 31, 1947. University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (political science), 1980; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983. Member, American Bar Association; National Bar Association (board of governors, 1993, 1995; financial secretary, judicial council, 2005-06; chair, judicial council, 2010-11); Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1994-; judicial administration section; judicial administration council, 2006-08; co-chair, standing committee on program, 2003-; co-chair, special committee on courthouse construction); Baltimore City Bar Association; Monumental City Bar Association (president, 1991-92). President, Maryland Chapter, National Association of Women Judges, 2000-01. Member, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, 1984-89, 1997; National Black Prosecutors Association, 1992-97. Board member, Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum, 1982-89; Lois G. Wright Memorial Concert Series, 1988-92 (chair, 1990-92). Board of Managers, Druid Hill Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1989-95. Chair, Baltimore Black Achievers Program, 1990-97. Board member, Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, 1992-. Subscribing life member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Member, Joshua Johnson Council, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1990-93; Associated Black Charities Gala Committee, 1996-97. Member, Advisory Board, Girl Scouts Bridge Beyond Bars, 2003-. President's Award and Founder's Award, Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum, 1986. Thurgood Marshall Founder's Award, Monumental City Bar Association, 1993. Distinguished Black Marylander Award, Towson State University, 1993. Volunteer of the Year, Druid Hill YMCA, 1996. Outstanding Professional Achievement Award, Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1997. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998, 2000, 2004 (Circle of Excellence). Rosalyn B. Bell Award, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2003. Benjamin L. Cardin Pro Bono Service Award, University of Maryland School of Law, 2003. Margaret Brent-Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award, Baltimore City Bar Association, 2004. Outstanding Alumna, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County Alumni Association, 2009. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2011. Member, Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1963-.
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