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[photo, Mary Ellen Barbera, Court of Appeals Judge] MARY ELLEN BARBERA, Judge, Court of Appeals, 7th Appellate Circuit (Montgomery County), since September 2, 2008.

Judge, Court of Special Appeals, at Large, January 4, 2002 to September 2, 2008. Chair, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 2006-08 (member, 2002-08), and member, Judicial Ethics Committee, 2007-08, Maryland Judicial Conference.

Assistant Attorney General, 1985-89, and Deputy Chief, Criminal Appeals Division, 1989-98, Office of Attorney General. Member, Task Force to Examine Crime Victims' Rights Laws in Maryland, 1995-2003. Legal Counsel, Office of Governor, 1999-2002 (deputy legal counsel, 1998-99). Member, Public Safety Article Review Committee, 1999-2003. Towson State College, B.S. (early childhood education), cum laude, 1975. Teacher, Baltimore City Public School System, 1975-84. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1984. Law clerk to Judge Robert L. Karwacki, Court of Special Appeals, 1984-85. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1984. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (member, criminal law & practice section council, past chair; judicial administration section; litigation law section; standing committee to draft pattern jury instructions in criminal cases; special committee on anti-discrimination matters; chair, special committee to study jury selection reform); Women's Bar Association of Maryland. Member, Serjeants' Inn Law Club; Wranglers Law Club. Adjunct faculty (criminal procedure), Washington College of Law, The American University, 1993-. Former adjunct faculty (appellate advocacy & legal writing), University of Baltimore School of Law. Outstanding Teaching by an Adjunct Faculty Member Award, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1998. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1998. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2007. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2008. Robert C. Heeney Award, Criminal Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2008.
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