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Court of Special Appeals Biographies/531



RICHARD P. GILBERT. 6th Appellate Circuit, Court
of Special Appeals, 1972—; Chief Judge. Born in Balti-
more, February 5, 1924. Mt. St. Joseph's High School;
University of Baltimore, A.A., 1947; University of Balti-
more School of Law, J.D., 1950, LL.M., 1954, LL.D.
(Honorary), 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1950.
Served in U.S. Army. Member, American, Maryland State
and Baltimore City Bar Associations; American Judicature
Society. Chairman, National Conference of Chief Judges,
Courts of Appeal, 1986-87. Member, Judicial Disabilities
Commission, 1972— (chairman, 1974—); Member,
American Bar Association Advisory Commission on Judi-
cial Standards; Executive Committee, Appellate Judges
Conference of American Bar Association. Vice-chairman,
Maryland Judicial Conference. Board of Zoning Appeals,
Baltimore City, 1965-71; magistrate, Traffic Court, Balti-
more City, 1955-59; member, Advisory Committee, Bal-
timore City Charter, 1963-65. Contributor to legal
periodicals. Lecturer in law, University of Baltimore and
American Academy of Judicial Education. Co-author,
Criminal Law, Practice and Procedure in Maryland; Mary-
land Tort Law Handbook; Maryland Workers1 Compensation
Handbook. Sigma Delta Kappa Intercollegiate Law Frater-
nity Distinguished Jurist Award, 1976; Alumnus of the
Year, University of Baltimore Law School, 1982; chair-
man, University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory
Board, 1982—. Member, Hoffberger Center for Profes-
sional Ethics, University of Baltimore.

PAUL E. ALPERT. 2nd Appellate Circuit, Court of
Special Appeals, 1982—. Born in Baltimore, September 1,
1935. Baltimore City College; University of Baltimore,
A.A., 1954; University of Baltimore School of Law,
LL.B., J.D. (magna cum laude), 1957. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1957. Served in U.S. Army and Maryland Na-
tional Guard. Member, Maryland State Bar Association.
Maryland House of Delegates, 1967-72 (vice-chairman,
judiciary committee). Judge, District Court of Maryland,
1972-77. Judge, Third Judicial Circuit, 1977-82. Associate
Professor (business law), Towson State University. Board
member, Jewish Big Brother League; member, Center Lodge
AF & AM; Golden Eagle Square and Compass Club.

ROBERT M. BELL. 6th Appellate Circuit, Court of
Special Appeals, 1984—. Born in Rocky Mount, North
Carolina, July 6, 1943. Dunbar High School; Morgan
State University, A.B., 1966; Harvard University Law
School, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969.
Member, Maryland State, Baltimore City, Monumental
City and National Bar Associations. Judge, District Court
of Maryland, District 1, 1975-80. Judge, Eighth Judicial
Circuit, 1980-84.
ROSALYN BLAKE BELL. At Large, Court of Special
Appeals, 1983—. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, April 22,
1923. Trenton High School; Simmons College, B.S.,
1944; National University Law School, J.D., 1951; Uni-
versity of Virginia, LLM., 1988. Admitted to District of
Columbia Bar, 1951, Maryland Bar, 1965. Member,
American, Maryland State, Montgomery County, Women's
and District of Columbia Bar Associations; Women's Bar
Association of the District of Columbia; National Confer-
ence of Appellate Judges; National Association of Women

Judges; American Judges Association; Maryland Bar
Foundation; American Bar Foundation; Advisory Com-
mittee, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1985—.
Trustee, 1973-78, director, 1973-77, Montgomery-Prince
George's Continuing Legal Education Institute. Vice-pres-
ident, 1976-78, trustee, 1979-80, Maryland Institute for
the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
(MICPEL). Chairperson, Montgomery County Abused
Spouse Task Force, 1980—. Author, "Alimony and the
Financially Dependent Spouse in Montgomery County,
Maryland," Family Law Quarterly (Fall 1988). Woman
Lawyer of the Year, District of Columbia Women's Bar
Association, 1975. Professional Achievement Award,
George Washington University Law Association, 1980;
Focus Women's Award, Women's Commission of Mont-
gomery County, 1981; Alumni Achievement Award, Sim-
mons College, 1982. Judge, District Court, Montgomery
County, 1978-80. Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1980-83.

JOHN J. BISHOP, JR. At Large, Court of Special
Appeals, 1981—. Born in Baltimore, December 6, 1927.
Baltimore parochial schools; Loyola College; Towson
State University; University of Baltimore; University of
Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1951. Admitted to Mary-
land Bar, 1954. Served in U.S. Coast Guard, honorably
discharged. Member, Maryland State and Baltimore
County Bar Associations. Former member, Maryland State
Bar Association Board of Governors and Third Judicial
Circuit Committee on Judicial Appointments. Member,
Maryland Senate, 1967-81 (minority whip; member, judi-
cial proceedings committee, executive nominations com-
mittee; chairperson, special committee to study the mental
health laws). Delegate, Eaglcton Institute of Politics,
Rutgers University, 1968. Instructor ^110031 science),


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