Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (6), Joint Ser-
vices Commendation Medal (2); Army Commendation
Medal. George Washington University,M.S., 1974; Geor-
getown University Law School, J.D., 1977. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1978. Member, American and Maryland
State Bar Associations; director. Prince George's County
Bar Association. Member, NAACP.
KENNETH LAVON JOHNSON. Associate Judge,
Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since
1982. Born in Columbia, Mississippi, July 26,1937. Globe
Academy; Southern University, B.A., 1959; Howard
University Law School, J.D., 1962. Served in U.S. Army
Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1962-66. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1970. Member, American, Maryland State,
District of Columbia, Louisiana and Monumental City Bar
Associations. Member of editorial staff and notes editor,
Hawwri Law Journal, 1961-62. Recipient of Maryland
Seventh Congressional District Award for Community
Service; Public Spirit Award for Outstanding Leadership;
J.S. Clark Memorial Award for high academic achieve-
CHRISTIAN M. KAHL. Associate Judge. Baltimore
County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, since 1990. Born
in Baltimore, Maryland, December 21, 1935. The Johns
Hopldns University, A.B., 1958; Mt. Vcrnon School of Law,
LL.B., 1963. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1963; U.S.
Supreme Court, 1968. Member, Maryland State and Bal-
timore County Bar Associations; council member. Family
and Juvenile Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association,
1972-78, 1981-87. Assistant County Solicitor, Baltimore
County, 1965-68. Master in Juvenile Causes, Baltimore
County Circuit Court, 1969-84. Member, Governor's Com-
mission on Juvenile Justice, 1975-76. Judge, District 8,
District Court of Maryland, 1984-90.
MARVIN S. KAMINETZ. Associate Judge, St. Mary's
County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since 1989.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 11,1943. U.S. Army
Reserve, 1960-68. University of Maryland, B.S., 1965;
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1968; Na-
tional College of Juvenile Justice, University of Nevada-
Rcno, certificate of completion, 1979. Admitted to
Maryland Bar, 1968. Member, American and Maryland
State Bar Associations; St. Mary's County Bar Association
(president, 1970-71); American Trial Lawyers Associa-
tion, 1973-89; National Council of Juvenile Court Judges,
1975; American Judicature Society, 1975; Maryland
Masters Association, 1985-89; Maryland Trial Lawyers
Association, 1988-89. Juvenile Master for St. Mary's
County, 1974-89. Member, Appellate Judicial Selection
Commission, 1970-75; Governor's Commission on Law
Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1975-79.
St. Mary's County Alliance for Alcohol/Drug Abuse, 1989-
90; St. Mary's County School Health Council, 1989-90;
St. Mary's County Public Schools Crisis Management Con-
sultants Group, 1987-90. President's Leadership Cabinet,
St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1987; Institution
Review Board, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1986.
St. Mary's County Commission for Women, 1981-89.
Chairman, Rape Crisis Prevention Committee, 1986-87.
Chairman, St. Mary's County Task Force on Child
Abuse/Child Sexual Prevention, 1986-87. Board of Direc-
tors, St. Mary's County Domestic Violence and Sexual
Assault (chairman, rape crisis prevention committee, 1987-
88). Co-Chairman, St. Marys County Child Abuse Task
Force, 1985-86. Representative of Maryland Coalition
Against Sexual Assault, 1983-85. Patuxent River Council
Navy League of the United States, 1986; elected Judge
Advocate, 1987. Board of Directors, St. Mary's Hospi-
tal, 1977-78. Lcxington Park Rotary Club (president,
1975-76); St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce,
RAYMOND J. KANE, JR. Associate Judge, Howard
County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since 1982.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 9, 1938. Calvcrt Hall
High School; Loyola College; University of Maryland
School of Law, LL.B., 1963. Admitted to Maryland Bar,
1964. Served in U.S. Army Reserve. Member, Maryland
State and Howard County Bar Associations. President,
Howard County Bar Association, 1976-77. Assistant
State's Attorney, Howard County, 1966. Counsel to
Howard County Welfare Board, 1967; counsel to Howard
County Park Board. Former president, Ellicott City Junior
Chamber of Commerce. Co-editor, Honwrf County Code,
1970 and 1972 editions. Judge, District 10, District Court
of Maryland, 1977-82.
JOSEPH H. H. KAPLAN. Circuit Administrative
Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit,
since 1984 (Associate Judge, 1977-84). Born in Brooklyn,
New York, January 2,1937. The Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, A.B., 1957; University of Chicago Law School, J.D.,
1960. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1961. Served in U.S.
Army, U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserve,
and U.S. Navy Reserve. Member, American and Baltimore
City Bar Associations. Member, Maryland State Bar As-
sociation (co-chair, alternative dispute resolution commit-
tee, 1985-88). Member, Court of Appeals Standing
Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1982;
Conference of Circuit Judges, 1984; executive commit-
tee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1983-87. Board mem-
ber, Maryland Sentencing Guidelines Project, 1981
(president, 1990). Assistant U.S. Attorney for District
of Maryland, 1963-65. Served as executive secretary,
Mayor's Advisory Commission on Crime. Member,
Maryland Commission on Human Relations, 1969-71.
President, Civil Service Commission of Baltimore City,
1972-77. Member, Baltimore City Expenditure Control
Committee and Board of Ethics, 1972-77. Chairman, Bal-
timore City Executive Pay Plan Committee, 1975-77.
President, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, 1979-
83 (board member, 1977). Chairman, Alcoholism Ser-
vices Advisory Committee of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine,
1979-85. Member, Serjcants' Inn Law Club; Barristers'
Law Club; Lawyers Round Table Law Club. President, J.
Dudley Digges Inn, American Inns of Court, 1990-91.
President, Quarter Way House, Inc., 1977-79; trustee,
Woodbourne Center, 1967-82; honorary board member,
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Maryland
Chapter. Former officer. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of
Central Maryland, Inc.; Dismas House.
GARY G. LEASURE. Associate Judge, Allegany Coun-
ty Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since 1983. Bom in
Cumberland, Maryland, July 7, 1946. Allegany High
School; Frostburg State College, B.S., 1968. U.S. Army
Reserve, 1969-75. University of Maryland School ofLaw,
J.D., 1972. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1972. Member,
American, Maryland State and Allegany County Bar As-
sociations. Frostburg City Attorney, 1975-78. Assistant
County Attorney for Allegany County, 1977-82. Comity
Attorney for Allegany County, 1982-84.