SHANNON E. AVERY, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since March 4, 2014. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2012-14, Maryland Judicial Conference; Commission on Child Custody Decision Making, 2013-14. Member, Court Operations Committee, Judicial Council, 2015; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2016-. Chair, Transportation Committee, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore City.

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, August 16, 2010 to March 3, 2014. Judge-in-Charge, Eastside District Court, 2010-14.

Assistant Public Defender, Appellate Division, Office of Public Defender, 1993-99 (law clerk, 1992-93). Member, Complaint Evaluation Board, Baltimore City, 1996-98. Chair, Community Relations Commission, Baltimore City, 1996-2007. Mayor's Transition Team, Baltimore City, 1999-2000 (public safety committee).

Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division, Office of Attorney General, 1999-2007. Member, Special Commission to Study Sexual-Orientation Discrimination in Maryland, 2000-01; Steering Committee, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.

Executive Director, Office of Planning, Policy, Regulations, and Statistics, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, 2007-10. Member, Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2009-10.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 21, 1966. Towson University, B.S. (english & political science), cum laude, 1989; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1992. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1992; U.S. Supreme Court, 2003. Law clerk to Mark E. Herman, Esq., 1990-91. Victim advocate, House of Ruth Legal Clinic, 1991-93. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Maryland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) Bar Association, 1994-; Baltimore City Bar Association, 2009-; Women's Law Center of Maryland, 2009-. Co-Chair, Baltimore Justice Campaign, 1992-94. Board of Directors, Equality Maryland, 1999-2000; Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 2000-02. Co-Chair, International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Judges, 2013 (member, 2012-). Member, Women's Leadership in Law, 2013-. Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2006-. Outstanding Service Award, Baltimore City Community Relations Commission, 2005. Mark F. Scurti Award for Community Service, Outlaw (LBTG student association, University of Baltimore School of Law), 2009.

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