Former Rector Honored

UMW graduation, Saturday May 7, 2011. (Photo by Norm Shafer).Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Pamela J. White ’74 has been named Maryland’s Robert M. Bell Judge of the Year for 2014.

The award is given by the Maryland Access to Justice Commission, which recognizes people and programs that help Marylanders gain access to courts or obtain legal representation in civil matters.

According to a commission press release, White “has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving access to justice for all Marylanders.”

As president of the Maryland State Bar Association, White “exercised extraordinary leadership” to support rule changes governing attorneys’ pro bono work, the release said. She has overseen the court’s Civil Alternative Dispute Resolution Program since 2009, has served as the pro bono committee liaison for the Circuit Court bench for the past six years, and remains actively engaged on the local pro bono committee.

White is a former member and rector of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors.

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