DEBORAH K. CHASANOW, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since October 3, 2014 (Chief Judge, January 4, 2010 to October 3, 2014; Judge, October 20, 1993 to January 4, 2010). Member, Committee on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System, 1998-99.

U.S. Magistrate Judge for District of Maryland, 1987-93.

Assistant Attorney General, 1975-79, and Chief, Criminal Appeals Division, 1979-87, Office of Attorney General. Consultant to criminal and appellate rules subcommittees of Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure. Member, Governor's Advisory Board on Rape and Sexual Offenses, 1982-84; Governor's Task Force to Review the Defense of Insanity, 1982-84.

Born in Washington, DC, 1948. Attended Albert Einstein High School, Kensington, Maryland; Douglass College, Rutgers University, B.A., 1970, Phi Beta Kappa; Stanford University School of Law, J.D., 1974. Law clerk to Judge David L. Cahoon, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 1974-75. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; District of Columbia Bar, 1975. Private practice of law, Cole and Groner, Washington, DC, Aug.-Dec. 1975. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (past member, committee on pattern jury instructions-criminal; council member, 2003-04, past chair, section on criminal law & practice; past council member, section on litigation; criminal law & practice section council, 1990-, past chair). Member, Prince George's County Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland; District Judges Association. National Association of Women Judges. Member, Lawyers' Round Table. Past lecturer (constitutional criminal procedure & evidence), University of Baltimore School of Law, 1978-84, and University of Maryland School of Law, 1987-93, 1998. Faculty member, American Academy of Judicial Education; Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). Rita C. Davidson Award, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, 2004.
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