Electoral monitor (South Africa), International Electoral Commission, 1994. Member, Doctor-Lawyer Education Partnership, Prince George's County Board of Education, 1994; Community Task Force on Police Accountability, Prince George's County, 2000-01. Family Law and Juvenile Master, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 2001-03. Co-Chair, Circuit Court Task Force on Circuit Court Accessibility for the Latino Community, Prince George's County, 2002. Member, Local Pro Bono Committee, Prince George's County, 2002-; Charles County, 2003-.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1954. University of Pittsburgh, B.S. (psychology), summa cum laude, 1975 (Phi Beta Kappa). National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D., 1979; Washington College of Law, The American University, LL.M. (international legal studies), 1991. Admitted to New York Bar, 1980; Maryland Bar, 1986; District of Columbia Bar, 1986. Staff attorney, Advocates for Children, New York, NY, 1980-81. Partner, Kresky, Sinawski & Hollenberg, New York City, 1981-84. Staff counsel, Information Protection and Advocacy Center for Handicapped Individuals, Washington, DC, 1986-87. Legislative director, U.S. Representative Gus Savage (Illinois), 1985-86. General legal practice, 1987-2001. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1987-; Maryland State Bar Association, 1990- (correctional reform section; delivery of legal services section; network captain, campaign against hunger, 1991-2000); Prince George's County Bar Association (board of directors, 2001-08; community legal services liaison, 2011-); Women's Bar Association of Maryland (president, Prince George's County chapter, 2003-04; chair, pro bono committee, 2007-08); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, 2000-; National Association of Women Judges (president, Maryland chapter, 2005-07; district director, 2007-09). Member, Lawyers Campaign Against Hunger, Maryland Food Committee, 1991-95. Fellow, Law Foundation of Prince George's County (board of directors, 1994-; president, 1998-2001). Board of Directors, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 2001-08 (president, 2004-06). Maryland Bar Fellow, 2002-. Co-Chair, Maryland Legal Services Partnership Conference, 2003, 2004. Member, International Association of Women Judges, 2004-. Board of Directors, Prince George's County Chapter, American Civil Liberties Union, 1998-2001. Board of Directors, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc., 2007-. Member, Education Policy and Standards Committee, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), Inc. Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Maryland Pro Bono Service Award, Pro Bono Resource Center, 2000. Outstanding leadership commendation, Law Foundation of Prince George's County, 2001. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2002. Distinguished Service Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 2003. Advocate for Justice Award, Prince George's County Chapter, American Civil Liberties Union, 2004. Pro Bono Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2004. Certificate of Appreciation, Community Mediation Maryland, 2011. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2012. Innovators of the Year, Daily Record, 2015. Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, The Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2019.
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