Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1974-75. Master in Chancery, Division of Juvenile Causes, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1979-83. Member, Task Force on the Needs of Persons with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, 2004- (member, Maryland Forensic Task Force).
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 30, 1947. Attended Louise S. McGehee School; Newcomb College of Tulane University, B.A., 1968; Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1971; Institute of Juvenile Justice, University of Cambridge, 1980; National College of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1980; National College of Judges, 1985; Genome Justice course, National Association of Women Judges, 2004; Co-occurring Disorders course, National Judicial College, 2004. Admitted to Louisiana Bar, 1971; District of Columbia Bar, 1972; Maryland Bar, 1976. VISTA Attorney, New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, 1971-72. Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., 1972-74. Managing Attorney, Child Advocacy Project, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., 1975-79. Member, Maryland State, Louisiana, District of Columbia, Baltimore City and Women's Bar Associations. Member, Women's Law Center of Maryland; National Association of Women Judges. Civic Leadership Award, Alternative Directions for Women, 2001. Public Official Award, Mental Health Association of Maryland, 2003. Outstanding Public Servant Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maryland, 2007. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2007.
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