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GLORIA RICHARDSON BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Denise W. Harden, Esq. President
Rene' C. Swafford, Esq.  Founder & Immediate Past-President
Honorable Magistrate JoAnn D. Asparagus   Treasurer
Deborah F. Camper, Esq.  Secretary
Berttina M. H. Deedon, Paralegal,    Member- At-Large
Marie Billie, Esq.   Member-At-Large
Purcell S. Luke, Esq.   Member-At-Large
Honorable Judge Melvin J. Jews    Member-At-Large




GLORIA RICHARDSON BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Budget & Finance Committee:  Honorable Magistrate JoAnn D. Asparagus
Judicial Appointments Committee:   Rene' C. Swafford, Esq
Membership Committee:   Deborah F. Camper, Esq.
Family Law Committee:   Honorable Magistrate JoAnn D. Asparagus
Events Committee:   Denise W. Harden, Esq.
New Lawyers Committee:   Rene' C. Swafford, Esq.




GLORIA RICHARDSON BAR ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

President  :  Denise W. Harden, Esq.
Founder & Past-President  :  Rene' C. Swafford, Esq.
Treasurer  :  Honorable Magistrate JoAnn D. Asparagus
Secretary :  Deborah F. Camper, Esq.
Member-At-Large  :  Berttina M. H. Deedon
 

 

 

 

 

 

Denise W. Harden, Esq.
GRBA President 2017

Denise W. Harden
PRESIDENT
Denise W. Harden, Esq.
122 East Main Street
Salisbury, Maryland 21801

(410) 742.0576
FAX: (410) 742.1454
e-mail

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Arts Salisbury University, Maryland
Juris Doctor University of Baltimore School of Law

ADMITTED:
State of Maryland

MEMBER:
Gloria Richardson Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Wicomico County Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association, Lower Shore Chapter

BIOGRAPHY:
(Current and Former Positions)
Private practice Law Offices of Barbra R. Trader, P.A
Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office
Agape Family Outreach Center
Wicomico Partnership For Families & Children
Certified as a Mediator through MICPE

 

 

 

 

 

Rene' C. Swafford, Esq.   Founder
Immediate Past-President

Rene' C. Swafford
FOUNDER / PAST- PRESIDENT / CEO

Rene' C. Swafford, Esq.
Law Office of Rene' C. Swafford, LLC
111 South Main Street, Suite C
P.O. Box 392
Greensboro, Maryland 21639

(410) 482.4794
e-mail

EDUCATION:
B.S. University of Maryland University College
J.D.  University of Baltimore School of Law

ADMITTED:
Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

MEMBER:
Maryland State Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Caroline County Bar Association

BIOGRAPHY:
(Current and Former Positions)
Private Practice
North County Political Forum
Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts
Anne Arundel County Personnel Board
Caroline County Board of Zoning Appeals
Certified Mediator (Civil, Employment & Family)
Deputy Director of Anne Arundel  Workforce Development Corp
Anne Arundel Minority Business Enterprise Committee (MBEC)

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Magistrate JoAnn D. Asparagus   Treasurer
Budget & Finance Committee

Honorable Magistrate JoAnn D. Asparagus
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Honorable Magistrate Jo Ann D. Asparagus
P.O. Box 452
Greensboro, Maryland 21639

(410) 479.4021
e-mail

EDUCATION:
B.A.      Lincoln University
M.S.W. University of Pittsburgh
J.D.       Duquesne University

ADMITTED:
Court of Appeals for the State of Maryland

MEMBER:
Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, Caroline and Talbot Bar Associations
Life Member, NAACP
Kappa Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

BIOGRAPHY:
(Current and Former Positions)
Master of Domestic Relations, Caroline County Circuit Court
Chief Attorney Legal Aide Bureau, Upper Eastern Shore
Assistant State’s Attorney, Caroline County
Staff Attorney, Public Defender’s Office
Elected to Democratic Central Committee 1990

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah F. Camper, Esq.   Secretary
Membership Committee
Debrah F. Camper
COMMITTEE CHAIR
Deborah F. Camper, Esq.
P.O. Box 452
Greensboro, Maryland 21639

e-mail

EDUCATION:
B.S. City University of New York at John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
J.D. Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
National Association of Unemployment Appellate Boards
   Certified Appeals Professional
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
   Certified Mediator


ADMITTED:
New York
District of Columbia
Maryland

MEMBER:
Maryland State Bar Association
Dorchester County Bar Association

BIOGRAPHY:
Hearing Examiner, State of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation,
Chief Administrative Officer, Caroline Center, Inc.
Director, City of Cambridge, Maryland
Associate, Walker & Bailey
Associate, Law Firm Of C. Vernon Mason, Esq.

 

 

 

 

 

Berttina M. H. Deedon, Paralegal
Member-At-Large
Debrah F. Camper
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Berttina Deedon
P.O. Box 452
Greensboro, Maryland 21639

(410) 725.8548
e-mail

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Science Paralegal, Everest University, Florida

ADMITTED:
Maryland

MEMBER:
Maryland Association of Paralegals
NAPD
Member of Legal Team for Improved Protective Order of Elks of the World
Civil Liberties Department IBPOE of the World
Education Department IBPOE of the World

BIOGRAPHY:
Office Manager, Talbot County Office of The Public Defender
President, LDR Bessie Leonard and Ethel Kay Jews Council
Notary for the State of Maryland

 

 

 

 

Purcell S. Luke, Esq.
Member-At-Large


BOARD OF DIRECTORS / OFFICER
Purcell S. Luke, Esq.
P.O. Box 400
East New Market, Maryland 21631

(443) 359.3402
e-mail

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Judge Melvin J. Jews
Member-At-Large

Melvin J Jews
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Honorable Judge Melvin J. Jews
514 Poplar Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

(410) 901.9300
e-mail

EDUCATION:
B.A. University of Maryland
J.D. University of Maryland

ADMITTED:
Court of Appeals for the State of Maryland
Licensed to Practice Law Before All State Courts in the State of Maryland.
Licensed to Practice Law Before All Federal Courts in the State of Maryland.
Licensed to Practice Law Before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Licensed to Practice Law Before the United States Supreme Court.
Certified as a Mediator through MICPEL (Forty Hour Course and Twenty Hour Custody and Visitation Domestic Course).

MEMBER:
Maryland State Bar Association
Dorchester County Bar Association
Advisory Board Member, Salvation Army.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers.
Former Member, City of Cambridge Ethics Commission.
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence.
Mid-Shore Council for Pro Bono Services, Volunteer Attorney.
Tenants’ Council, Housing Authority of Cambridge.
Member and Mentor, Dorchester County Board of Education’s Minority Achievement Program.

BIOGRAPHY:
(Current and Former Positions)
Private Practice, Law Office of Melvin J. Jews
Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
Assistant State’s Attorney, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City
Senior Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department
Chief of Litigation, Housing Authority of Baltimore City

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