Schaefer names Bel Air attorney to justice board

August 15, 1993|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer

Gov. William Donald Schaefer has appointed a 45-year-old Bel Air attorney to the Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Administration.

In a letter dated Monday, Governor Schaefer named Stuart Jay )) Robinson to the 15-member board. His term will expire Jan. 27, 1994.

The advisory board was created by executive order Jan. 1, 1992, to study issues involving the criminal justice system.

Among the members are the chief judge of the District Court of Maryland, the state attorney general, the secretary of public safety, and the secretary of juvenile services or their designees.

Mr. Robinson has practiced civil and criminal law since 1974 after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland and finished law school at the University of Baltimore.

Mr. Robinson's work on gubernatorial commissions is long-standing. He served on the Governor's Commission on Law Enforcement under then-Gov. Marvin Mandel in 1971-1972.

From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Robinson served on the Maryland State Commission for Women as the Harford County representative appointed by then-Gov. Harry Hughes.

Additionally, since 1982, Mr. Robinson has held various positions of service for Harford County.

He chaired the county's Personnel Advisory Board (1982-1984), and acted as a special adviser on legislative matters to the County Executive (1982-1986).

Mr. Robinson is a board member of the county Cable TV Commission and the Housing and Community Commission.

Among his civic activities, Mr. Robinson serves on the board of the Harford Jewish Council. He is a member and legal adviser to the Adas Shalom Congregation of Havre de Grace.

He also has been an active member of the Northern Harford County Democratic Club since 1981, serving as club president from 1990 to 1992.

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