(GAF) A Conversation with Angela Alsobrooks, the First Woman elected as States Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland
Date(s): April 5, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM EST - 8:30 PM EST
K&L Gates LLP; 1601 K Street, NW; Suite 1; Washington, DC 20006
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Presented by: Government Attorneys Forum, Litigation Law Forum, Tax and Business Law Forum, 20+ Years of Expertise Committee
Co-sponsored by: The Women's Bar Association of Maryland
Angela Alsobrooks, State’s Attorney, Prince George’s County, Maryland
Kandis Gibson, Associate, Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC
Join us for a fascinating presentation by Angela Alsobrooks, who was elected in 2010 by an overwhelming margin, as the first woman to serve as Prince George’s County’s State’s Attorney. In that capacity, Ms. Alsobrooks leads a staff of 90 attorneys and 100 professional administrative staff responsible for prosecuting people accused of committing crimes. Under her leadership, prosecution rates have risen across the board over the last three years, including significant increases in the homicide prosecution rate, and in the sex crimes prosecution rate.
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In 2010, by an overwhelming margin, the citizens of Prince George’s County elected Angela Alsobrooks to serve as the county’s State’s Attorney. This is her first elected office and she is the first woman to be elected to the office in Prince George’s County. She is a life-long county resident. As State’s Attorney, Ms. Alsobrooks leads a staff of 90 attorneys and 100 professional administrative staff responsible for prosecuting people accused of committing crimes. She plays a key role in public safety and strives to carry out her responsibilities as the county’s top prosecutor in a firm, fair and consistent manner.
Under her leadership, prosecution rates have risen across the board over the last three years, including a 17 percent increase in the homicide prosecution rate, which now stands at 93 percent, and a 7 percent increase in the sex crimes prosecution rate, which now stands at 85 percent.
She has been named one of the Top 100 Maryland Women by the Daily Record (2014); received the Virginia Mahoney Memorial Award from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (2014); the Gertrude Rush Award from the National Bar Association (2014); the Community of Hope Award from Community of Hope AME Church (2013); the Leadership in Law Award from the Maryland Daily Record (2012); was named Citizen of the Year by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (2011 and 2012); and the YMCA of Greater Washington gave her the Voice of Courage Award (2012) for her work in reducing childhood sexual abuse.
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