Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, August 3, 1989 to November 13, 1995 (Judge for Criminal Matters, 1990-95). Member, Administrative Judges Committee, District Court of Maryland, 1992-94.
Honors Trial Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1973-74. Assistant Attorney General, Pennsylvania Crime Commission, 1975-77. Associate County Attorney, Litigation Division, Office of Law, Prince George's County, 1979-89.
Born in Washington, DC, September 11, 1950. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., cum laude, 1972; Duke University Law School, J.D., 1973 (editorial board, Duke Law Journal). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973; Pennsylvania Bar, 1975 (inactive since 1980); U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1978 (trial bar, 1981); U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit, 1985. Private practice, 1977-79. Member, American Bar Association, 2007-; Maryland State Bar Association, 1973- (family & juvenile law section; litigation section; chair, program committee, 1989-91; special committee on voir dire, 2011-); Prince George's County Bar Association, 1977- (board of directors, 1987-92; chair, law day committee; co-chair, law-related education & mock trial program committee, 2011-); Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 1979- (board of directors, 1985-91); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 1990-. Member, Prince George's County Women Lawyers' Caucus, 2000. Board of Directors, Jewish Social Service Agency of Greater Washington, 1992-96. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1993 (life fellow, 1998). Judicial Fellow, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003. Adjunct Professor, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, 2004-09. President's Award for extraordinary service, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1986, 2000. Distinguished Service Award for promotion of equal access to the courts, Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, 1996. Distinguished Service Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 2005. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2008, 2010, 2013 (circle of excellence).
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