MIMI RAFFEL COOPER, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 9, Harford County, since November 8, 1999. Presiding Judge, Mental Health Court Program, 2004-. Chair, Judicial Education Committee, 2002-15 (member, 2001-15), District Court of Maryland. Member, Administrative Judges Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2002-15. Member, Mental Health, Alcoholism and Addiction Committee, 2002-05, 2006-09, 2013-14, and Problem-Solving Courts Committee, 2007-14 (mental health oversight committee, 2007-14), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Judicial Council, 2015-21 (chair, 2018-21; member, adr in the maryland rules subcommittee, 2022-, chair, 2019-21). Chair, Community Mediation Commission, Harford County. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council [mental health & addictions advisory council], Harford County, 2004-.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1988-95. Assistant State's Attorney, Harford County, 1995-99.

Born in Washington, DC, March 26, 1962. Attended Atholton High School, Columbia, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (political science), 1984; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1987. Law clerk to Judge Rosalyn B. Bell, Court of Special Appeals, 1987-88. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1988. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (alternative dispute resolution section; alternative dispute resolution section council, 2003-04); Harford County Bar Association (executive council, 2011-); Women's Bar Association of Maryland; National Association of Women Judges. Mary Guisewhite Award, Harford County Mental Health Forum, 2004.

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