JUDGE CARRION NAMED HEAD
OF BALTIMORE CITY’S FAMILY DOCKET
BALTIMORE (October 7, 2003)
– Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Audrey J.S. Carrion has been appointed
in charge of the City’s family division, announced jointly by Administrative
Judge Ellen M. Heller and her successor, Judge Marcella A. Holland.
Judge Carrion will succeed Judge Holland, the current family division judge
in charge who will become administrative judge on November 8. Judge Carrion
will officially preside over the family docket on November 10.
“I am very comfortable that the family division is in good hands, and that
it will continue to live up to the tradition of excellence in service to
the public with emphasis on our support services to families,” said Judge
Holland. “Judge Carrion is an excellent choice as successor due to her
knowledge of family law, her prior service as a domestic judge, her service
now as a juvenile judge, and her understanding of the issues at hand.”
Judge Heller added, “We are fortunate that Judge Carrion has agreed to
put her interest and expertise to use in this challenging leadership role.”
Judge Carrion was appointed to the District Court of Maryland in Baltimore
City in 1995. A graduate from the University of Baltimore, School of Law,
she was named to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in 1999. Judge
Carrion has presided over delinquency cases in the juvenile docket and
has served as judge in charge of the juvenile drug court. During her tenure
in juvenile court, she created a special committee that focused on issues
affecting female juveniles. Also, she was in charge of the juvenile
drug treatment court. In addition, she chaired the statewide committee
on court interpreter services, making services more available to people
throughout the state.
Judge Carrion has been the recipient of several awards, including Maryland’s
Top 100 Women for 2000 and 2003 from The Daily Record, the 1998 Alumna
of the Year Award from the University of Baltimore, School of Law and the
1998 Presidential Award from the Bar Association for Baltimore City.
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