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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

CHIEF JUDGE


BENSON EVERETT LEGG, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since January 6, 2003 (Judge, September 16, 1991 to January 6, 2003).

Member, Committee on Security, Space, and Facilities, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1994-. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 8, 1947. Attended Gilman School; Princeton University, B.A. (English literature), magna cum laude, 1970; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973 (editorial board, Virginia Law Review, 1971-73: Order of the Coif, law school honor society). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Law clerk to Judge Frank A. Kaufman, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1973-74. Member, American Bar Association (business torts litigation committee, litigation section, 1989); Maryland State Bar Association (chair, economics of litigation committee, 1981-82); Baltimore City Bar Association (vice-chair, 1986-87, & chair, 1987-88, continuing legal education committee; executive council, 1987-88). Associate attorney, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, 1975-81 (partner, 1982-91). Board of Directors, Central Maryland Chapter, American Red Cross, 1979-88. Advisory Board, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 1987-. Trustee, Baltimore Zoological Society, 1990-. Executive Committee, Gilman School Alumni Association. Member, Secondary Schools Committee, Princeton University. Member, Serjeants' Inn. Faculty, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL); Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia. Author, "Reliance Electric and 16 (b) Litigation: A Return to the Objective Approach?", 58 Virginia Law Review 907 (1972). Co-author, Maryland Appellate Practice, Rules and Commentary with Forms (1988); Model Jury Instructions for Business Tort Litigation (2nd edition, 1988).
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