Director of Inmate Legal Services, Baltimore City Jail, 1979-81.
Assistant City Solicitor, Baltimore City, 1981-86. Member, Foster Care Review Board, Northwest Region no. 5, Baltimore City, 1983-87 (chair, 1986-87).
Assistant attorney general, Office of Attorney General, 1987-92. Member, State Commission on Arthritis and Related Diseases, 1989-92. Deputy counsel, State Treasurer, 1992-96. Deputy counsel, State Highway Administration, 1996-98. Member, Library Renovation Committee, Howard County, 1997-98; Maryland Judicial Commission on Pro Bono, 1998-2000. Principal counsel, Department of General Services, 1998-2002. Member, Revitalization Committee, Howard County, 1998-2002; Board of Social Services, Howard County, 2000.
Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, July 21, 1954. Macalester College, B.A. (political science), 1976. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1979 (outstanding advocate award, 1978; president, student bar association, 1979). Member, American Bar Association, 1980- (forum on the construction industry, 1988-93; special advisory committee on government lawyers, 1988-91; standing committee on public education, 1988-91; special committee on the drug crisis, 1991-93; committee on public understanding about the law, 1992-94; standing committee on membership, 1994-97; commission on minorities in the profession, 1994-96; task force on lawyers political contributions, 1997-98; special commission on building public trust in the justice system, 1998-99; chair, commission on domestic violence). President, Maryland State Bar Association, 2015-16 (member, 1981-; board of governors, 1989-91, 1998-2000, 2010-; chair, minorities in the profession, 1990-92; member, special committee on the centennial, 1994-96; task force on civil litigation costs, 1999-2000; committee on gender equality, 2001-; chair, public awareness committee, 2007-; chair, special committee on civics and law; president-elect, 2014-). Member, Howard County Bar Association, 1995- (president-elect, 2008-09); Bar Association of Baltimore City (president, 1997-98); Monumental City Bar Association, 1982-; Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Howard County chapter), 1993-. Member, Waring Mitchell Law Society, 1995-; Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, 1980-. Board member, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 1986-90; Legal Aid Equal Justice Council, 1997-; Howard County Bar Foundation; Baltimore City Bar Foundation (president, 1996-97); Baltimore Courthouse Museum Foundation, 1997-. Trustee, Maryland Law Review, 1997-98. Member, Honorable James MacGill American Inn of Court, 1999-2001. Board member, Maryland Lupus Foundation, 1981-87. Volunteer arbitrator, Better Business Bureau, 1983-87. Board member, Metropolitan Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Baltimore, 1987-96 (president, 1994-96). Den Leader, Cub Scout Troop #234, 1998-99. Exceptional Service Award, Office of Attorney General, 1992. Eleanor Hood Gross Award, Young Women's Christian Association, 1993. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1997. Pro Bono Award, Office of Attorney General, 1998. Nelson Award for Outstanding Service by a Government Lawyer, American Bar Association, 1999. Alumnus of the Year, University of Baltimore, 2000. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2005. Margaret Brent/Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award, Baltimore City Bar Association, 2005. Difference Makers Award, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, American Bar Association, 2007. Advancement of Public Understanding of the Law Award, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2014.
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