COURT OF APPEALS


[Photograph of Court of Appeals Judge]

IRMA S. RAKER, Judge, Court of Appeals

Judge, Court of Appeals, 3rd Appellate Circuit, since 1994.

Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, 1973-79. Member, Montgomery County Advisory Commission on Environmental Law, 1979; Montgomery County Commission on Battered Spouses; Advisory Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect. Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, 1980-82. Associate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1982-93. Executive Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 1985-89.

Born in Brooklyn, New York. Midwood High School; Syracuse University, B.A., 1959; Hague Academy of International Law, 1959; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1972. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Member, American Bar Association (state delegate, conference of state trial judges; chair, criminal justice standards committee, 1994); Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors; chair, criminal law & practice section; chair, committee to draft pattern jury instructions in criminal cases); Montgomery County Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland; Women's Bar Association of District of Columbia; National Association of Women Judges (pres., Maryland Chapter, 1994). Partner, Sachs, Greenebaum, and Tayler, 1979-80. Author, The New "No-Knock" Provision and its Effect on the Authority of the Police to Break and Enter, American University Law Review (1970-71). Adjunct professor, Washington College of Law, American University, 1980-. Recipient, American Judicature Book Award for Torts, Criminal Procedure; Lura E. Turley Award, Washington College of Law. Law Review, American University.

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