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[photo, Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Judge, Court of Appeals] JOSEPH F. MURPHY, JR., Judge, Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate Circuit (Baltimore & Harford counties), since December 17, 2007.

Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals, At Large, 1996 to December 17, 2007 (Judge, July 25, 1993 to 1996). Board of Directors, Maryland Judicial Institute, 1985-93, 1995-2000. Chair, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1996-. Member, Library Committee, State Law Library, 1997-2007; Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 1998-2001; Technology Oversight Board, 1999-2007. Member, Judicial Cabinet, 2000-07; Judicial Council, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2000-07; Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2001-.

Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., January 2008. Photo by Jason Clark.

Chair, Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 1991-. Member, Code Revision Committee, 1991-2004; Task Force to Examine Crime Victims' Rights Law in Maryland, 1995-2003.

Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit, 1984-93.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1970-75. Deputy State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1975-76. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, January 9, 1944. Attended St. Bernard's High School, Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Boston College, A.B., 1965; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal pattern jury instructions committee, 1980-; criminal law & practice section council, 1987-, chair, 1987-88; committee on laws, 1988-); Baltimore County Bar Association; Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1970-76; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1984 (president, 1984). Instructor (evidence), University of Baltimore School of Law, 1974. Instructor (trial practice) University of Maryland School of Law, 1981-. Officer and trustee, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), 1984-88. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, Inc., 1984-. President, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court, 1989-90. Author, "Oral Motions in Limine," Litigation (vol. 14, no. 3), Spring 1988; Maryland Evidence Handbook, 1989 (2nd ed., 1993; 3rd ed., 1999). Outstanding Part-Time Instructor Award, University of Baltimore, 1976, 1977, 1996. Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, Criminal Law Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association, 1990. Award for Professional Excellence in the Advancement of Legal Competence, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1994. Maryland Champion for Victims Award, Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, 2003. Maryland Top Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2003. Man of All Seasons Award, St. Thomas More Society of Maryland, 2004.
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