[photo, Ben C. Clyburn, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland] BEN C. CLYBURN, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland, December 29, 2004 to May 31, 2014. Retired May 31, 2014. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, February 3, 1995 to December 28, 2004. Chair, Administrative Judges Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2004-14. Member, Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2004-12. Member, Judicial Cabinet, 2004-14, and Judicial Council, 2004-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Technology Oversight Board, 2004-14. Member, Judicial Compensation Committee, 2004-14, and Legislative Committee, 2006-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Chair, Maryland Electronic Courts Advisory Committee, 2011-14 (formerly Maryland Integrated Case-Management System Advisory Committee, 2007-11). Vice-Chair, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2010-14 (member, 2008-14).

Member, Task Force to Study the Laws and Policies relating to Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants by the Office of the Public Defender, 2012-14; Task Force to Study Implementing a Civil Right to Counsel in Maryland, 2013-14; Judiciary Task Force on Pretrial Confinement and Release, 2013-14.

Assistant attorney general, 1981-95 (counsel, Department of Transportation, 1993-95).

Born in Washington, DC, May 22, 1954. Attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School; U.S. Air Force Academy; University of Maryland, B.A. (criminology), 1978; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Member, Maryland State, Baltimore City and Monumental City Bar Associations. Member, American Association of Transportation Officials. Outstanding Assistant Attorney General-Award for Exceptional Service, 1985. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2007. Leadership Award, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, 2010. Judge of the Year Award, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2011. Robert B. Yegge Award, American Bar Association, 2014. H. Vernon Eney Endowment Fund Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2014. Arthur W. Machen, Jr., Award, Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2014.

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