District Court of Maryland Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn Receives Leadership
Award for Efforts to Curb Domestic Violence
(ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Oct. 15, 2010) The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) has named Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn of the District Court of Maryland as the recipient of a special 2010 Leadership Award for his long-standing commitment to ending domestic violence. Judge Clyburn will receive the award during MNADV’s 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
“Chief Judge Clyburn has been an outstanding leader in improving the judicial response to domestic violence in Maryland,” said Michaele Cohen, MNADV executive director. “The District Court is the court of first resort where most victims come to seek relief, and Chief Judge Clyburn has made it a priority to develop an open dialogue with the domestic violence community and to improve the process in the District Court. He has also made a point of urging judges to pay special attention to how they interpret the law so as to not exacerbate the risk to victims. His efforts have helped make the courts in Maryland more responsive and sensitive to the needs of victims.”
The MNADV’s 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m., at the Overhills Mansion in Catonsville. This event will celebrate 30 years of accomplishments by MNADV and other advocacy groups, and will be attended by individuals from across Maryland who work daily to end domestic violence in the state.
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