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[Photograph of Court of Appeals Judge] IRMA S. RAKER, Judge, Court of Appeals, 7th Appellate Circuit (Montgomery County), since January 7, 1994. Chair, Judicial Compensation Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1997-. Member, Public Awareness Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1998-.

Member, Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 1994-; Family Violence Council, 1995-.


Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1973-79. Member, Montgomery County Advisory Commission on Environmental Law, 1979; Commission on Battered Spouses, Montgomery County; Advisory Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, 1980-82. Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1982-93. Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1985-89. Born in Brooklyn, New York. Attended Midwood High School; Syracuse University, B.A., 1959; Hague Academy of International Law, 1959; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1972. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member, American Bar Association (state delegate, conference of state trial judges; chair, criminal justice standards committee, 1994); Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors; chair, criminal law & practice section; chair, committee to draft pattern jury instructions in criminal cases); Montgomery County Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland; Women's Bar Association of District of Columbia; National Association of Women Judges (president, Maryland Chapter, 1994). Partner, Sachs, Greenebaum, and Tayler, 1979-80. Author, The New "No-Knock" Provision and its Effect on the Authority of the Police to Break and Enter, American University Law Review (1970-71). Adjunct professor, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1980-. Recipient, American Judicature Book Award for Torts, Criminal Procedure; Lura E. Turley Award, Washington College of Law, Law Review, The American University. Dole Woman of Achievement Award, American Red Cross, 1998. Distinguished Women's Award, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 1999. Distinguished Alumna Award, Washington College of Law, American University, 1999.

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