Hon. Kendra Y. Ausby

Hon. Kendra Y. Ausby

Hon. Kendra Y. Ausby
Hon. Kendra Y. Ausby

Hon. Kendra Y. Ausby

Circuit Court For Baltimore City

When she’s not sitting on the bench as a judge in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, a job she’s held since 2010, you can probably find Kendra Young Ausby on one lacrosse field or another, coaching or mentoring young players.

Ausby is proud of her success in the legal field and considers being appointed a circuit judge her most important professional achievement.

As a judge and a lawyer, she is active with the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee and the Maryland Circuit Judges Association. She also is active with the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys and the Monumental City Bar Foundation, the philanthropic wing of Baltimore’s oldest and largest minority bar association, the Monumental City Bar Association.

In 2006, Ausby won the Maryland Office of the Attorney General Public Service Award.

The former University of Maryland, Baltimore County lacrosse player was named the 2005 girls lacrosse coach of the year by the Baltimore Sun, a testament to her extensive work outside the courthouse as a lacrosse coach and mentor.

She still volunteers regularly with a variety of lacrosse organizations, including Charm City Youth Lacrosse and Hero’s Lacrosse.

“I hope that I have been an inspiration and a positive role model to young attorneys and to young athletes in a profession and a sport, both of which are in dire need of diversification,” Ausby said.

Ausby also volunteers and supports such organizations as Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, area Moot Court teams, the Goucher Prison Education Project and Associated Black Charities.

“Since receiving the Public Service Award at the Maryland Attorney General’s office, (Ausby) has continued working closely with Baltimore youth so that they have positive opportunities and are less likely to stand one day in her courtroom,” said Robert Douglas, a partner in the Mount Washington law office of DLA Piper.

“She has dedicated her life to helping Baltimore youth and stands with them weekly on athletic fields as a role model.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2018 Leadership in Law awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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