Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 10, Howard County, August 31, 1989 to November 28, 1996. Past member, Committee on Civil Procedures, District Court of Maryland. Past member, Judicial Ethics Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference.
Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1973-75. Member, Howard County Executive's Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights; Education Committee, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center, Howard County. Member, Graduated Sanctions Advisory Committee, Howard County, 1997-2002. Co-Chair, Drug Court Planning Team, Howard County, 2002-.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, September 30, 1948. Boston University, B.A., 1969 (Delta Honor Society); University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1973. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; admitted to practice before U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1979, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1980. Partner, Gelfman & Gelfman, P.A., 1975-89. Member, American Bar Association (advisory committee on elder abuse & legal problems of the elderly); Maryland State Bar Association (solo & small firm practice section council, 2004-, chair, 2008-09; animal law section council, 2008-; chair, solo day, 2005-07, 2009-); Howard County Bar Association (president, 1991-92); Women's Bar Association of Maryland. Board of Directors, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2009-. Fellow, Women's Bar Foundation, recognizing mentoring contributions to legal profession, 2010. Fellow, Howard Bar Foundation, 2010-. Secretary, Baltimore-Washington Chapter, National Association of Women Judges. President and 5th Judicial Circuit Representative, Maryland Circuit Judges Association, 2006-07 (secretary, 1998-2000; vice-president, 2000-06; editor, The Gavel, 2004-06). Past member, Baltimore City Bar Association; Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association; National District Attorneys' Association. Bencher, James Macgill Chapter, American Inns of Court. Co-Chair, Family and Sexual Violence Coordinating Council of Howard County. Member, Howard County Criminal Justice and Treatment Coalition. Howard County representative, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 1995. Co-founder, Ride Across Maryland Foundation, Inc., 2000 (board of directors, 2000-). Member, Nominating Committee, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 2008-09. Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland. Member, Hadassah (past president). Community Relations Council, Howard County General Hospital. Former guest speaker, 9th Welfare Advocate Conference; MICPEL faculty speaker at trial advocacy course, 1990-2010. Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2006-. Instructor (alternative sentencing), Judicial Institute of Maryland. Instructor (professionalism), Maryland Professionalism Center, 2012-. Past lecturer (real estate law & contracts), Howard County Community College. Pro Bono Award for outstanding legal services to the poor of Maryland, Maryland Volunteer Legal Services, Inc., and Maryland State Bar Association. Conny Sapp Award, Howard County Chapter, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2012. Howard County Women's Hall of Fame, 2015.
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