MONTGOMERY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT


KARLA NATASHA SMITH, Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since January 23, 2015.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, August 30, 2012 to January 23, 2015. Member, Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2013-.

Chair, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Montgomery County, 2014- (vice-chair, 2013).

Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1996-97. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1997-2000. Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 2000-07 (chief, family violence division, 2007-12). Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2009-13; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2010-12. Member, Children's Justice Act Committee, State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2009.

Staff Assistant, U.S. Representative Major R. Owens of New York, 11th Congressional District, 1991-92.

Born in Los Angeles, California, December 19, 1969. University of Maryland College Park, B.S. (government & politics), 1991. University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1995. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1995; District of Columbia Bar, 1997. Coordinator, Supreme Court Assistance Project, Public Citizen Litigation Group, 1995-96. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association, 2000-05, 2010- (executive committee, 2014-15); Montgomery County Chapter, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2010-; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2012-. Member, Montgomery County Chapter, American Inn of Court, 2010- (executive committee, 2013-). Former chair, Child Abuse and Sex Offense Committee, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Adjunct professor, The American University, 2003-04; University of Maryland at Shady Grove, 2005-07. Marilyn J. Praisner Founder's Award, Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation, 2015.

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