JEAN SZEKERES BARON, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, July 27, 2000 to June 17, 2013. Retired June 17, 2013. Member, Editorial Board, Justice Matters, 2000-. Member, Judicial Education Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2002-13. Chair, Public Awareness Committee, 2004-08 (member, 2000-04, 2008-13), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Retired and Recalled Judges Committee, 2016-17, and Senior Judges Committee, 2017-, Judicial Council.

Member, Greenbelt Advisory Planning Board, 1975-78. Assistant Attorney General, 1983-2000. Arbitrator, Health Claims Arbitration Office, 1984-2000. Member, Health Fraud Task Force, U.S. Attorney's Office, 1998-2000; Task Force to Convene a Summit on Civic Literacy in Maryland, 2006; Commission on Civic Literacy, 2009-12.

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1943. Attended St. Joseph's School for Girls, Pennsylvania; University of Maryland College Park, B.S. (psychology), magna cum laude, 1976; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981. Member, American Bar Association, 1981-; Maryland State Bar Association (membership committee; chair, public awareness committee, 1987-89; faculty, professionalism course for new admittees, 2002-; member, special committee on civics & law, 2011-; professionalism & membership committee; past member, health law section); Prince George's County Bar Association (board of directors, 2004-05; past member, medical-legal liaison committee); Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 1981-86, 1996- (membership committee, 1996-98; judicial selections committee, 1997-99). Member, National Association of Women Judges, 2001-; International Association of Women Judges, 2001-. Board of Trustees, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 1999-2000 (instructor, 1994-2010). Law student mentor, 1995-. Board of Executive Directors, University of Maryland Summer Institute for the Performing Arts, 1999-2001. Board of Directors, Prince George's County Chapter, University of Maryland Alumni Association, 1988-96, 2005-. Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1989. Exceptional Service Award, Office of Attorney General, 1997.

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