SALLY C. CHESTER, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 8, Baltimore County, July 19, 2004 to September 25, 2020. Retired September 25, 2020.

Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore County, 1986-2004 (felony attorney, 1986-; training supervisor, 1992-2003; circuit court supervisor, 2003-04).

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, September 26, 1950. Colby College, B.A. (history) cum laude, 1972. Phi Beta Kappa, 1972. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1979 (moot court board, 1977-79). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1979; Pennsylvania Bar, 1980. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (judicial administration council, 2006-); Baltimore County Bar Association, 1986- (vice-chair, criminal law committee, 2004-; chair, law day, 2002; chair, vice-chair & member, memorial & recognition committee). Former member, Baltimore City Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland; Maryland Criminal Defense Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Associate, Walker, Rubin & Van Bavel, P.A., 1979-86 (law clerk, 1978-79). Alumni Board, Friends School, 1972-76, 1991-93. Board of Directors, X-Cell, Inc., 1979-94. Public school mentor, Baltimore County, 1994-99. Mock trial judge, Baltimore County, 1994-. Mentor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1998-. United Way Coordinator, Office of District Public Defender, Baltimore County, 1998. Honorary member, Fraternal Order of Correctional Associates. Assistant Public Defender of the Year, Baltimore County, 1992. Executive citation for "Crime Span 95", Baltimore County Executive, 1995. Citation for participation in law-related education, Baltimore County Board of Education, 1997. Distinguished service award, citizen law-related education, Maryland State Bar Association & Maryland State Board of Education, 1997. William C. Cahill Award for Service, Office of Public Defender, 1999. Death Penalty Defense Award, Office of Public Defender, 2000.

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