Robert Bell

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Chief Judge of the Appellate Court (Maryland Sixth Appellate Judicial Circuit)

Born: 07/06/1943 Rocky Mount, NC

Home: , Maryland

Education: JD, Harvard University Law School, 1969 AB, History/Political Science, Morgan State College, 1966

Profession: Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1996-present Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1991-1996 Judge, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, 6th Appellate Circuit, 1984-1991 Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1980-1984 Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 1, 1975-1980

Congressional Membership: Chair, Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2000-present Chair/Member, Hall of Records Commission, 1996-present Member, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 1996-present Chair, Library Committee, State Law Library, 1996-present Member, Judicial Compensation Committee, 1993-present Member, Task Force to Study Criminal Offender Monitoring by Global Positioning Systems, 2004-2005 Member, State Commission on Public Safety Technology and Critical Infrastrucutre, 2002-2005 Member, Task Force on Child Welfare System Accountability, 2003-2004 Chair, Committee on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System, 1998-1999 Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1980-1982 Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1977-1982

Organization Membership: Chair of the Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2001-present Board of Trustees, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2000-present Chair, Judicial Cabinet, 2000-present Chair Judicial Council, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2000-present Chair, Technology Oversight Board, 1999-present Chair, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1996-present Board of Directors, African-American Community Foundation, 1994-present Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1994-present Honorary Board Member, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2005 Board of Directors/First Vice-President, Conference of Chief Justices, 2005 Vice Chair, Committee on Access to and Fairness in the Courts, Conference of Chief Justices, 2005 Board of Directors, National Center for State Courts, 2004-2005 Member, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, 2000-2002 Member, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1999-2000 Chair, Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 1998-2001 Board of Directors, Sojourner-Douglass College, 1982-1991 Board of Directors/Chair, Provident Hospital, 1983-1984 Board of Directors, Villa Julie College, 1978-1985 Member, Legal Aid Society, 1973-1975 Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1969 Member, American Bar Association Member, Baltimore City Bar Association Member, Monumental City Bar Association


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