MARIELSA A. BERNARD, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, since October 16, 1998. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1999-; Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000; Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2000-.
Member, East County Advisory Board, Montgomery County, 1994-96; Hispanic and Latino Advisory Group to County Executive, Montgomery County, 1994-98; Community Partnership Board, Montgomery County, 1995-98. Born in Washington, DC, October 15, 1955. Attended Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, Maryland; Loyola College, B.A., 1977; Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, J.D., 1980. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1981. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (chair, hispanic-latino lawyers committee, 1996-); Montgomery County Bar Association (co-chair, outreach section; chair, nomination & elections committee); Maryland Hispanic Bar Association (past president & board member); Women's Bar Association of Montgomery County (chair, take-your-daughter-to-work-day program). Member, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association; National Association of Women Judges. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation; Montgomery Bar Foundation. Board member, Hispanic Alliance, 1995-98. Citation, Office of County Executive, Montgomery County, 1982, 1998. Citation, Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1994.
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