DEBORAH K. CHASANOW. Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since 1993.
Chief, Criminal Appeals Division, Office of Attorney General, 1979-87. Consultant to criminal & appellate rules subcommittees of Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure. Member, Governor's Advisory Board on Rape and Sexual Offenses, 1982-84; Governor's Task Force to Review the Defense of Insanity, 1982-84. U.S. Magistrate Judge, 1987-93.
Born in Washington, DC, April 23, 1948. Douglass College, Rutgers University, B.A., 1970, Phi Beta Kappa; Stanford University School of Law, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1974; District of Columbia Bar, 1975. Law clerk to Judge David L. Cahoon, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 1974-75. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (committee on pattern jury instructions, criminal; past chair, section on criminal law & practice; council member, section on litigation). Member, Prince George's County and Women's Bar Associations. Private practice of law, Cole and Groner, Washington, DC, Aug.-Dec. 1975. Past lecturer (constitutional criminal procedure), University of Maryland School of Law and University of Baltimore School of Law. Faculty member, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). Member, Marlborough American Inn of Court (past president); Wrangler's Law Club; National Association of Women Judges.
July 10, 1998
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