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Announcing the Maryland Access to Justice Commission 2013 Awards

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The Maryland Access to Justice Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Maryland Access to Justice Awards. The awards recognize individuals, programs and entities in the State that improve the ability of all Marylanders to access the courts or to get legal help in civil legal matters so they can benefit from the rights, protections, services and opportunities that the law provides.




2013 Honorees

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Robert M. Bell, Judge of the Year Award

Hon. Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, receiving the 2013 Robert M. Bell Judge of the Year Award, newly renamed in his honor. Pictured with Hon. Irma S. Raker, and Hon. Ben C. Clyburn, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.












Judicial Branch Excellence Award

Leslie D. Gradet, Clerk, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, accepting on behalf of herself and her staff. Pictured with Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and Hon. Irma S. Raker, Chair of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.






Program of the Year Award

Dr. Lorig Charkoudian, Executive Director, Community Mediation Maryland (CMM), receiving the 2013 Program of the Year Award which this year honored CMM and Maryland's seventeen community mediation centers. Pictured with Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and Hon. Irma S. Raker, Chair of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.




Executive Branch Award

Reginald Stanfield, Director, Office of Community Programs, Maryland Dept. of Housing and Community Development, receiving the 2013 Executive Branch Award for the HOPE Initiative. Pictured with Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and Hon. Irma S. Raker, Chair of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission