Member, Commission for Women, Harford County, 1989-92. Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1996-2000 (treasurer). Member, Statewide 800-MHz Communications System Oversight Committee, 1999; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 1999-; Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-03; Maryland Environmental Trust, 2002-08; Maryland Military Installation Strategic Planning Council, 2003-06; Upper Shore Regional Council, 2003-. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2005. Member, Cecil/Harford Bridges Work Group, 2006; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2006-; Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Attended Havre de Grace High School; University of Maryland, B.S. (psychology), with honors; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors. Law clerk to Judge Edward S. Northrop, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1986-87. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1986. Attorney. Partner, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, 1997-99 (associate, 1989-97). Partner, Litigation Division, Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, 1999-2002. Principal, Law Offices of Mary-Dulaney James, 2003-. Member, American, Federal, Maryland State, Baltimore County, Harford County and Women's Bar Associations. Director and Treasurer, Sexual Assault Rape Crisis Center, Harford County, 1990-98. Director, Dyslexia Society of Maryland, 1991. Director, Harford Land Trust, 1992-98. Member, St. Patrick School Task Force, 1997-; Maryland Advisory Council to Trust for Public Land, 1998-. Legislator of the Year, Health Facilities Association of Maryland, 2008. Married; three children.
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