PATRICE E. LEWIS, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, since December 18, 1990. Presiding Judge, Mental Health Court, 2007-. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1992-2015. Member, Executive Committee, 1997-2000, Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee, 1999-2001, and Family Law Committee, 2001-02, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Judicial Education Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2001-15. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2002-05, and Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2007-08 (chair, mental health oversight committee, 2007-14), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, 2011-14, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2014-22. Member, District Court Chief Judge's Committee, 2015-16, and Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, 2015-18 (mental health, alcoholism, & addiction subcommittee, 2016-18; chair, behavioral health subcommittee, 2021-), Judicial Council.

Born in Maryland. Attended Elizabeth Seton High School, Bladensburg, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.A., 1977; Rollins College, M.S., 1978; Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1990-92; criminal law & practice section council, 1992-, past chair; criminal law & practice section; judicial administration section); Prince George's County Bar Association (president, 1992-93); Women's Bar Association of Maryland; National Association of Women Judges. Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management and Technology, University of Maryland University College, 1987-. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1989. Counselor, Alan J. Goldstein Inn of Court, 1995-. Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of Professional Competence, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2000. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2009.

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