Maryland Courts

Our Instructors

James Davis

James Davis joins the training team with a background in EEO, Diversity Training, and Prevention of Sexual Harassment. His experience includes design and presentation of training on a wide variety of topics: leadership, teambuilding, time management, work-life balance, and conflict resolution. James has over twenty years of experience in labor management relations, employee relations, arbitration, and EEO investigation. James received his BA from Rutgers University in Sociology and JD from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is currently a Training Specialist at the Judiciary Education and Conference Center.

Estella B. Gambrill

Estella B. Gambrill
After 25 years as a Technical Trainer with Baltimore City’s Office of Employment Development, Ms. Gambrill retired in December 2005 and accepted a position in January 2006 with Maryland Judiciary’s Judicial Information Systems as a Technical Trainer.  In December 2011, she transferred to the Office of Professional Development where she currently holds the position of Training Specialist.  Ms. Gambrill received a BA from Morgan State University in Liberal Arts, a Master’s Degree in Education from Montclair University, and a BS Degree from Kaplan University in Paralegal Studies.     

Nancy Kline

Before accepting her present position of Training Specialist in March of 1999, Ms. Kline was the Training Coordinator and Senior Counselor for a non-profit mental health organization in Columbia, Maryland. She specialized in teaching classes on crisis intervention, communication skills, domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, depression, suicide prevention, and mental health disorders. Presently, in conjunction with teaching courses for the Judiciary's Office of Professional Development, Ms. Kline administers two Maryland Judiciary certificate programs as well as a national certification program through the National Center for State Courts. She is a certified instructor for the Institute for Court Management as well as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Ms. Kline earned her Bachelor's degree at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. She has also attended Johns Hopkins University as a post graduate.

John Rocco

As a member of the Office of Professional Development, John Rocco brings his experience in the business sector to full use in the judiciary.  John has earned Bachelor’s, and Associate’s Degrees from the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio. He has worked extensively in the fields of Consulting, Project Management, and Corporate Training since the mid 1990’s.  He has worked with one of the largest specialized business consulting firms in the nation, based here in Maryland, where he worked individually with clients as well as teaching classes on topics such as Change Management, Best Practices, and Strategic Planning. As a Consulting Specialist he has also developed training curriculum has had several articles on business practices published in industry periodicals. John first worked with the Maryland Judiciary in 2009 and is currently a Training Specialist at the Judicial Education & Conference Center.