HARFORD COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


EMORY A. PLITT, JR., Associate Judge, Harford County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, November 18, 1999 to February 1, 2013. Retired February 1, 2013. Member, Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee, 1999-2001, and Family Law Committee, 2003-13, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Editorial Board, Justice Matters, 2000-. Circuit Representative, 3rd Judicial Circuit, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2006-08. Member, Judicial Council, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2007-08. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee, 2009-, Conference of Circuit Judges. Vice-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Sentencing Alternatives, Re-Entry, and Best Practices, 2010-13. Member, Court Operations Committee, Judicial Council, 2015.

District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 9, Harford County, 1995 to November 17, 1999 (Associate Judge, Harford County, February 5, 1993 to 1995). Member, Administrative Judges Committee, District Court of Maryland, 1995-99. Member, Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1994-97; Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1997-99.

Assistant Attorney General, 1971-91 (principal counsel, department of public safety & correctional services, 1980-91). Member, Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 1976-91; Maryland Police Training Commission, 1980-91; Maryland Correctional Training Commission, 1980-91. County Attorney, Harford County, 1991-93.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 9, 1943. Attended Mt. St. Joseph High School, Baltimore; University of Maryland; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1967. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1968. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (correctional reform section; judicial administration section; litigation law section); Harford County Bar Association (executive council, 2006-08). Member, Education Policy and Standards Committee, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), Inc. Professor of Law (part-time), Villa Julie College. Distinguished service awards from International Association of Chiefs of Police, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, Maryland State Sheriffs Association, Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Association, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement. Outstanding Achievement Award, Family Violence Council, 1998.

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