Hon. Cathy H. Serrette

2024 Partners for Justice Conference

Hon. Cathy Hollenberg Serrette

Circuit Court for Prince George's County

Moderator, Trans Clients’ ID Documents & Debunking the Gender Binary

Judge Cathy Hollenberg Serrette has served as an associate judge in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County since 2003 and is a member of the Judicial Council’s Committee on Equal Justice, and the Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.  She is a Commissioner on Maryland’s Access to Justice Commission and chair of the Judicial Conference Domestic Law Committee, whose LGBTQ+ Family Law Workgroup drafted and shepherded Maryland's new gender identity and name change rules through adoption.  Judge Serrette heads Prince George's County's Model Court, co-chairs the Bridge from Y.E.S. Committee, established to create a housing complex and wrap-around service center for young adults aging out of foster care, chaired the Task Force to Establish the Prince George’s County Family Justice Center, and  co-founded the annual re-entry conference at the MD Correctional Institution for Women.  Judge Serrette received a Bachelor of Science degree, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, a J.D. from George Washington University, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University School of Law and is an Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication fellow.