Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, November 12, 1997 to March 1, 2002. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 1997-2000, and Juvenile Law Committee, 2000-01, Maryland Judicial Conference. Founding member, Teen Court Project, 1997- (advisory committee, 1997-); Juvenile Court Mentoring Program, 2004-. Member, Judicial Education Committee, District Court of Maryland, 2000-02. Chair, Public Defender Regional Advisory Board no. 4 (Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Montgomery & Washington counties), 2002-. Member, Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 2004- (chair, representation subcommittee, 2004-).
Member, State's Attorneys Liaison Committee, Department of Juvenile Justice, 1992-97; Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995-96 (advisory member, juvenile rules subcommittee). Senior Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1995-97 (supervisor, juvenile court division, 1995-97, & district court division, 1997; assistant state's attorney, 1988-95). Member, State Board of Law Examiners, 1996-97. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, February 9, 1945. Attended Our Lady of the Valley High School, Orange, New Jersey; Seton Hall University, B.S. (nursing), magna cum laude, 1967; Rutgers University, M.A. (American history), magna cum laude, 1977; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1986. Associate, Catterton, Kemp & Mason, 1986-88. Member, Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations; Women's Bar Association of Maryland (president, Montgomery County chapter, 2001-). Vice-President, Maryland Chapter, National Association of Women Judges, 2003-04. Member, Montgomery Inn of Court. Inducted, Kappa Gamma Pi, National Catholic Women's Honor Society, 1967. Ann Murphy Award for Academic Excellence, Seton Hall University, 1967. American Jurisprudence Award (criminal law), 1985, (administrative law), 1986. Best Service to the Public Project Award (preparing for success program), Maryland State Bar Association, 2002. Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2003. Distinguished and Outstanding Mentoring Service, Task Force on Mentoring of Montgomery County, Inc., 2003. Appreciation Award, Maryland Foster Care Court Improvement Project, 2007. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2008.
July 1, 2009
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