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[photo, Kathleen G. Cox, Maryland Circuit Court Judge] KATHLEEN GALLOGLY COX, Chair, Conference of Circuit Judges since January 1, 2017 (vice-chair, 2014-16). Circuit Administrative Judge, 3rd Judicial Circuit (Baltimore County & Harford County), since August 27, 2013, and County Administrative Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, since August 27, 2013 (Associate Judge, February 10, 1999 to August 27, 2013). Judge-in-Charge, Juvenile Court, 2001-. Presiding Judge, Family Recovery Court and Juvenile Drug Court. Member, Family Law Committee, 2001-04 (vice-chair, 2003-04), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2002-06; Advisory Board to Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2006-09. Member, Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2007-10 (co-chair, 2007, 2009-10; chair, drug treatment court oversight committee, 2007-14), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Public Defender Regional Advisory Board no. 1 (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County), 2009-. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee, 2009-, and Executive Committee, 2013-, Conference of Circuit Judges. Member, Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2013-14. Member, Judicial Council, 2014-. Chair, Domestic Law Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-17 (member, 2017-). Member, Judicial Cabinet, 2016-.

Assistant Federal Public Defender for District of Maryland, 1982-85. Member, Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, 2004; Children's Justice Act Committee, 2014-; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-.

Born in Washington, DC, February 18, 1955. University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976; University of Notre Dame School of Law, J.D., 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1979; District of Columbia Bar, 1980. Law clerk to Judge James R. Miller, Jr., U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1979-81. Partner, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP, 1989-99. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair, standing committee on gender equality, 2003-; criminal subcommittee of pattern jury instruction committee, 2009-); Baltimore County Bar Association, 1985- (chair, bench & bar committees 1995-96; chair, professionalism committee, 2000-01); Women's Bar Association of Maryland. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1976-. Fellow, Women's Bar Foundation, 1996-. Member, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 1995-; National Association of Women Judges, 1999-. Member, Coe Board of Review (chair, 1994-); Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger, Maryland Food Committee (executive board, 1994-99). Secretary, Springdale Community Board, 2000-. Board of Directors, CASA of Baltimore County (court-appointed special advocates for children), 2002-. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2004, 2012. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2005.

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