Congratulations

Frederick County Circuit Judge Theresa M. Adams was named as one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” for 2013 by the Daily Record.

Chief Judge Robert M. Bell has received the John Marshall Award for 2013from the American Bar Association. Judge Bell was cited as “an extraordinary leader in the administration of justice and a protector of the Rule of Law, [who has] achieved a lifetime career devoted to an independent judiciary.” The John Marshall Award was established by the ABA Justice Center to recognize those dedicated to the improvement of the administration of justice, and is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact on the justice system. Recipients are chosen for making extraordinary improvements in the administration of justice in respect of judicial independence, justice system reform, and public awareness about the justice system. Past recipients include Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the late former U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin of Alabama and former Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania.

The Baltimore County Bar Association awarded the Judith Ritchey Award, which recognizes a BCBA member who has made a significant constructive impact on the BCBA while adding to the respect and reputation of the organization, was awarded posthumously to Judge S. Ann Brobst. Judge Brobst’s son Robert “Rick” Bowie accepted the award at the BCBA’s annual Law Day celebration May 1.

Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Sherrie Lavine Krauser was named as one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” for 2013 by the Daily Record, and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence for having received the award three times.

Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judge Theresa Lawler was named as one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” for 2013 by the Daily Record, and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence for having received the award three times.

Baltimore County Circuit Administrative Judge John Grason Turnbull II received the Law Day Award from the Baltimore County Bar Association, given to a BCBA member who has provided a positive impact on administration of the law.

Howard County Orphans’ Court Judge Leslie Smith Turner was named as one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” for 2013 by the Daily Record, and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence for having received the award three times.

Rachel Wohl, executive director of MACRO, received the Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Award from the Maryland State Bar Association ADR Section in recognition of her substantial and significant contributions and efforts advancing alternative dispute resolution in Maryland.