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MELANIE MARVA SHAW GETER, Associate Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, since June 7, 2001. Presiding Judge, Juvenile Drug Court Program. Member, Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2001- (public awareness committee). Member, Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, 2005. Member, Problem-Solving Courts Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2007- (drug treatment court oversight committee, 2007-08; truancy court work group, 2007-08).

Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, January 31, 1996 to June 6, 2001. Member, Judicial Education Committee, District Court of Maryland, 1998-2000. Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1998-2002. Chair, Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1999-2002 (member, 1996-99); Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2000-; Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee.

Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1982-87. Assistant attorney general, Medicaid Fraud Unit, 1987-89. Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 1989-96 (chief, criminal trials division; chief, homicide & narcotics division). Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 16, 1957. Attended Western High School, Baltimore; Howard University, B.A., 1978; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Member, National, Prince George's County and J. Franklin Bourne Bar Associations. Adjunct Professor, Bowie State University.

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