JOSEPH H. H. KAPLAN, Chief Judge, 8th Judicial Circuit, Baltimore City Circuit Court. Circuit Administrative Judge, 8th Judicial Circuit, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1984-99 (Associate Judge, 1977-84, 1999-). Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1982-. Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1983-87. Member, Conference of Circuit Judges, 1984-. Chair, State-Federal Judicial Council, 1989-. Chair, Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1990-99 (member, 1981-99). Member, Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1997-.

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1963-65. Past executive secretary, Mayor's Advisory Commission on Crime, Baltimore City. Member, Maryland Commission on Human Relations, 1969-71. Member, Expenditure Control Committee, Baltimore City, 1972-77; Board of Ethics, Baltimore City, 1972-77. President, Civil Service Commission of Baltimore City, 1972-77. Chair, Executive Pay Plan Committee, Baltimore City, 1975-77. Member, Correctional Options Advisory Board, 1993-. Co-Chair, Task Force on Sentencing and Intermediate Sanctions of Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-96. Member, Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-. Born in Brooklyn, New York, January 2, 1937. The Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1957; University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1960. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1961. Served in U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserve, and U.S. Navy Reserve. Member, American and Baltimore City Bar Associations; Maryland State Bar Association (co-chair, alternative dispute resolution committee, 1985-88). President, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, 1979-83 (board member, 1977). Chair, Alcoholism Services Advisory Committee of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1979-85. Trustee, Woodbourne Center, 1967-82. President, Quarter Way House, Inc., 1977-79. Honorary board member, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Maryland Chapter. Past officer, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland, Inc.; Dismas House. Member, Serjeants' Inn Law Club; Barristers' Law Club; Lawyers Round Table Law Club. President, J. Dudley Digges Inn, American Inns of Court, 1990-91.

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