JOHN L. NORTON III, District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 2, (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester counties), 1990 to January 23, 2013 (Associate Judge, Dorchester County, August 6, 1985 to 1990). Retired January 23, 2013. Member, Administrative Judges Committee, District Court of Maryland, 1990-2013. Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2002-13; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2005-06. Member, Judicial Council, 2006-09. Member, Problem-Solving Courts Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2007-13 (drug treatment court oversight committee, 2007-13). Member, Work Group on Self-Representation in the Maryland Courts, 2006-07; Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2008-11. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2009-13.
State's Attorney, Dorchester County, 1979-83. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Dorchester County, 2004-13. Past president, Board of Library Trustees, Dorchester County.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 18, 1951. Yale University, B.A. (philosophy & psychology), 1972; Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1975. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975. Member, Maryland State and Dorchester County Bar Associations. Board of Directors, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc., 2005-. Past president, Cambridge Lions Club.
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