Member, State Board of Law Examiners, 1986-94; Select Committee on Gender Equality, 1989-2000; Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2001-05; Select Committee to Study Ethics 2000 Amendments to ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 2002-03; Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee, 2005-07; Baltimore City Local Pro Bono Committee, 2007-.
Born July 13, 1952. Mary Washington College, B.A., 1974; Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1977, Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2013. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1977; District of Columbia Bar, 1978; New York Bar, 1983. Attorney, Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, P.C., 1977-2007. Member, American Bar Association (house of delegates, 2000-02, 2006); Maryland State Bar Association (president, 2001-02; professionalism committee; alternative dispute resolution section; delivery of legal services section; labor & employment law section; legal education & admission to the bar section; litigation section); Baltimore City Bar Association (executive council, 1995-98); Women's Bar Association of Maryland (president, 1989-90); Federal Bar Association. Fellow, 1990, American Bar Foundation. Fellow, 1990, and Board of Directors, 2000-07, Maryland Bar Foundation. Fellow, 1998, and Board of Directors, 2003-08, Baltimore Bar Foundation. Board of Trustees, Washington and Lee University, 1995-2004 (shepherd poverty program advisory board, 2009-11). Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2005-. Member, National Association of Women Judges, 2007-. Member, American College of Business Court Judges. Board of Visitors, University of Mary Washington, 2009-13 (vice-rector, 2010-12, rector, 2012-13). Board of Directors, University of Mary Washington Foundation, 2012-13. Member, Rule Day Club (secretary, 1999); Serjeants Inn Law Club; Wednesday Law Club (officer, 2006-09). Distinguished Alumna Award, 1994, Order of the Coif (national law school honor society), 1994, and Omicron Delta Kappa, 2005, Washington and Lee University. Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2000. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2000, 2004, 2007 (Circle of Excellence). Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2001. Distinguished Alumna Award 2001, and Phi Beta Kappa, 2002, University of Mary Washington. Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bono work, Legal Aid Bureau, 2004. Charles H. Dorsey, Jr., Mentor Award, Baltimore City Bar Association, 2005. Judge of the Year Award, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2014. 25th Anniversary Honoree, Pro Bono Resource Center, 2015. Paul A. Dorf Memorial Alternative Dispute Resolution Award, Baltimore City Bar Association, 2015.
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