BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT COURT


ELLEN M. HELLER, Circuit Administrative Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since September 1999 (Associate Judge, December 3, 1986 - September 1999). Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1996-. Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2000-; Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2000-. Co-Chair, Task Force for Restoration of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse and Courthouse East, 2001-.

Assistant attorney general, 1977-86. Deputy Chief, Educational Affairs Division, and principal counsel to State Department of Education, 1984-86. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1992-.Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 16, 1941. The Johns Hopkins University, B.S., cum laude, 1972; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1977. Member, American Bar Association. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair, committee on continuing legal education, 1986; chair, special committee on law practice quality, 1989; member, section council of state & local government). Member, Baltimore City Bar Association (chair, civility committee, 1995-96, and judicial administration committee, 1994-; vice-chair, ethics committee, 1986; member, publications committee). First woman president, National Association of State Boards of Education Attorneys, 1984. Instructor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1984-93. Member, Commission for Students at Risk, 1988-89. Member, Judicial Settlement Advisory Committee, American Judicature Society, 1995-. Past member and president, Cross Country Improvement Association. Executive Committee, Baltimore Jewish Council, 1981-84. Board member, Maryland School for the Blind, 1987-89. Advisory Council, Leavering Bank, 1992-. Task Force on Women in Prison, Maryland Chapter, National Association of Women Judges, 1993-. Board of Directors, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1994-. Member, Maryland Bar Foundation; American Bar Foundation; American Law Institute. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2001.

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