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[Photograph of Court of Appeals Judge] ROBERT M. BELL, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, 6th Appellate Circuit (Baltimore City), since 1996 (Judge, May 16, 1991-). Chair, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1996-. Member, Executive Committee, 1996-, and Judicial Compensation Committee, 1996-, Maryland Judicial Conference. Chair, Library Committee, State Law Library, 1996-. Chair, Committee on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System, 1998-99. Chair, Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 1998-. Member, Maryland Judicial Commission on Pro Bono, 1998-. Chair, Technology Oversight Board, 1999-. Chair, Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2000-.

Member, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, Dept. of Juvenile Justice, 1996-. Chair, Hall of Records Commission, 1998- (member, 1996-). Member, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-.


Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, Baltimore City, 1975-80. Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1980-84. Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 6th Appellate Circuit (Baltimore City), 1984-91. Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, July 6, 1943. Attended Dunbar High School, Baltimore, Maryland; Morgan State College, A.B. (history & political science), 1966; Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1969. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1969. Member, National, American, Maryland State, Baltimore City and Monumental City Bar Associations. Special Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 1998. Legal Excellence Award for Advancement of Public Service Responsibility, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1999. Rosalyn B. Bell Award, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 1999. Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access, Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, American Bar Association, 2000.

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