DIANE O. LEASURE, Circuit Administrative Judge, 5th Judicial Circuit (Anne Arundel, Carroll & Howard counties), since January 4, 2002. County Administrative Judge, Howard County Circuit Court, 5th Judicial Circuit, since January 4, 2002. Associate Judge since November 13, 1995. Circuit representative, Conference of Circuit Judges, 1996-2002. Member, Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, 1997-2000, 2001-, Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee, 2000-01, and Judicial Council, 2000-, Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Circuit Court Libraries Study Committee, 2000-01.

Born in Cumberland, Maryland, June 11, 1952. Attended Allegany High School, Cumberland; Glassboro State College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974. Teacher, West Deptford Middle School, West Deptford, New Jersey, 1974-77. Adjunct faculty, Glassboro State College, 1976-80. Drexel University, M.S., 1977. Faculty, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1977-79. Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1982. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Principal, Fossett & Brugger, 1988-95 (associate, 1982-88). Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association (board of governors, 1994); Virginia State Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 1995; executive committee, 1995; chair, committee on planning, 1995; chair, special committee on citizenship & law-related education, 2002-); Women's Bar Association of Maryland (long-range planning committee, 1995); Prince George's County Bar Association (president, 1994-95); Howard County Bar Association. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association; Marlborough Inn of Court. Board of Trustees, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Bar and the Community, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1991, 1994. President's Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding service to the Bar, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1993.

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