Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 5th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties), January 4, 2002 to January 21, 2004. Member, Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2000-02.
District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 7, Anne Arundel County, 1990-95 (Associate Judge, March 31, 1988 to October 29, 1995). Member, Commissioner Education Committee, 1989-94; Gender Equality Committee, 1990-92; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1991-95.
Assistant County Solicitor, Anne Arundel County, 1977-78. Assistant Public Defender, 1978-85, Deputy Public Defender, 1985-88, District 7, Anne Arundel County.
Born in Glen Burnie, Maryland, 1951. Attended Northeast High School, Pasadena, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1973; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1977; District of Columbia Bar, 1980. Private practice, 1977-88. Member, Maryland State, District of Columbia and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations; Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association); Maryland Circuit Judges Association, 1995-. Admitted to practice: Supreme Bench, Baltimore City; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Court of Appeals of Maryland. Legal consultant, Wiley H. Bates Foundation, 1985-88. Adjunct faculty (torts & criminal law procedure), Anne Arundel Community College, 1990-2001. Public Service Award, University of Maryland, 1987; Governor's Citation, 1988, 1996. Civic Betterment Award, Frontiersmen International, 1989. Morris H. Blum Humanitarian Award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Dinner Foundation, 1995. Citation, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1995. Donald C. Roane Award for Public Service, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1998. Distinguished Citizenship Award, Mayor and City of Annapolis, 2002.
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