MARTIN P. WELCH, Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit, since July 28, 1992. Administrative Judge, Family and Juvenile Court, 1995-2006. Member, Juvenile Law Committee, 1999-2001 (chair, 1996-98), Maryland Judicial Conference. Member, Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee, 2004-06 (chair, termination of parental rights & permanency planning subcommittee, 2004-06).
Chief, Corporate Division, Department of Law, Baltimore City, 1987-92. Chair, State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 1995-96. Member, Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families System Reform, 1996; Adoption Oversight Team, 1997-. Chair, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee. Member, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, 2000-02. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 17, 1953. Attended Catonsville Senior High School; Frostburg State College, B.S. (political science & social science), 1974; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1977. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1980. Member, Monumental City Bar Association. Member, Baltimore City Bar Foundation. Board of Advisors, Frostburg State University. Past president, Citizens Planning and Housing Association.