MARYLAND & THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

CHIEF JUDGE


CATHERINE C. BLAKE, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since October 4, 2014 (Judge August 14, 1995 to April 1999; Administrative Judge, April 1999 to January 3, 2003). Member, Financial Disclosure Committee, 2006-10, and Defender Services Committee, 2010- (chair), Judicial Conference of the United States. Board of Directors, Federal Judicial Center, 2012-.

U.S. Magistrate Judge for District of Maryland, 1987-95.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1977-83, and First Assistant U.S. Attorney 1983-85, 1986-87, for District of Maryland. U.S. Attorney (court-appointed) for District of Maryland, 1985-86.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, July 27, 1950. Radcliffe College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1972; Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1975. Admitted to Massachusetts Bar, 1975. Associate, Palmer & Dodge, Boston, 1975-77. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1977; District of Columbia Bar, 1979. Member, Federal Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; National Association of Women Judges. Past member, Board of Directors, Federal Judges Association (treasurer, 2009-13; past editor, "In Camera," electronic newsletter). Member, Rule Day Club; Wednesday Law Club; Lawyers' Round Table. Author, "Appellate Review of Criminal Sentencing in the Federal Courts, " Kansas Law Review 279 (1976); "Rules and Guidelines for the Management of Attorneys' Fees," University of Baltimore Law Review 1 (1997). Pro Bono Service Award, Judges of U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2002.
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