Mary Ellen Barbera

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Mary Ellen Barbera
24th Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 8, 2013
Nominated by Governor Martin O'Malley
Appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley
Preceded by Robert M. Bell
Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
In office
September 2, 2008 – July 8, 2013
Nominated by Governor Martin O'Malley
Appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley
Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals
In office
January 4, 2002 – September 2, 2008
Nominated by Governor Parris Glendening
Appointed by Governor Parris Glendening
Personal details
Born (1951-09-10) September 10, 1951 (age 62)
Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater Towson State College, University of Maryland School of Law
Committees Chair, Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, Member, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, Chair, Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, Chair, Maryland Judicial Conference, Chair, Library Committee, Maryland State Law Library, Member, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, Chair, Hall of Records Commission, Chair, Technology Oversight Board, Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, Chair, Judicial Cabinet, 2013; Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office.

Mary Ellen Barbera (born September 10, 1951) is an American lawyer and jurist from Baltimore, Maryland. Since July 8, 2013, she has served as Chief Judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state. Until 2008, she served as a judge on the Court of Appeals representing the 7th Appellate Judicial Circuit (Montgomery County).[1] Barbera is the first female Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals.[2]

Prior to her appointment to the Court of Appeals, she served as an at large judge on Maryland's intermediate appellate court, the Court of Special Appeals, from January 4, 2002 to September 2, 2008.[1] On July 3, 2013, Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Judge Barbera as successor to former Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals". msa.maryland.gov. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gov. Martin O'Malley appoints 1st female chief judge". wbaltv.com. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gov. O'Malley names 1st female chief judge and first black female judge to Md.'s highest court". therepublic.com. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert M. Bell
Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals
2013–present
Incumbent