Upcoming MSBA Continuing Legal Education Department Live Programs:

Ethics and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:00 am – 1:45 pm
Ecker Business Training Center,
Columbia, MD
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The Strategic Use of Mediation in Litigation: Preparing the Case, Preparing the Client
Thursday, August 28, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ecker Business Training Center,
Columbia, MD
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2014 Family Practice Update
Thursday, September 4, 2014
9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Ecker Business Training Center,
Columbia, MD
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Debra G. Schubert Installed as 2014-2015 MSBA President

Debra G. Schubert was installed as the 121st President of the Maryland State Bar Association on June 14, 2014, during the MSBA Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland. Schubert will lead the nearly 24,000-member voluntary Association for the next 12 months, joined by the Honorable Pamila J. Brown, District Court for Howard County, as President-Elect; Harry C. Storm, a Principal in the Bethesda law firm of Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., as Secretary ; and Treasurer Sara H. Arthur, founding partner of the Annapolis-based Arthur Law Group, LLC.

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Maryland Bar Journal July/August 2014: Pro Bono

Marylandís Legal Services Landscape
By Susan M. Erlichman and Harriet Robinson

12 

A Right to Counsel In Critical Civil Cases and the Role of the Private Bar
By Ward B. Coe III and Debra Gardner

18 

The Need for Affordable Legal Services
By Jill Green

24 

The Pro Bono Contribution to a Healthy Justice System: What Maryland Has Learned From Over a Decade of Mandatory Reporting
By Pamela Cardullo Ortiz

30 

Bench Pro Bono: A Reality and Necessity(?)
By the Honorable Karen Murphy Jensen

34 

Technology Expands Pro Bono Service Opportunities
By Dave Pantzer and Bonnie Sullivan

40 

Pro Bono Work: The View from a Small(er) Firm
By Barbara Jorgenson and Nakia V. Gray

46 

Implementing Maryland Law Schoolís Mandatory Clinical Requirement
By Michael Millemann

50 

Expanding the Perimeters of Pro Bono
By Sara Andrews and Roberta Ritvo

54 

Beyond the Numbers: Calculating the Value of Pro Bono
By Sharon E. Goldsmith

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2013/2014 MSBA Annual Report

Volume XXIII
Bryan M. Nichols, Editor
Patrick Tandy, Director of Communications

MSBA is pleased to present its membership with a brief overview of the year 2013/2014 highlighting its many activities, events and accomplishments.
The 2013/2014 edition not be printed and mailed, it is instead available exclusively online.

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President Michael J. Baxter's Installation Speech
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2013 Polar Bear Plunge
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Senior Lawyer Negligence Debate
Senior Lawyer Negligence Debate
YLS Storybook Project
YLS Storybook Project
Attorneys on the Waterfront
Attorneys on the Waterfront
2011 Bar Presidents Conference
2011 Bar Presidents Conference
Kudel's Installation Speech
Kudel's Installation Speech
Kudel's Installation Slideshow - A personal history
Kudel's Installation Slideshow - A personal history
Law Day 2012: No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom
Law Day 2012: No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom
Shaping a Law School
Shaping a Law School
Teaching Civics
Teaching Civics
Young Lawyers Plunge for a Good Cause - January 28, 2012
Young Lawyers Plunge for a Good Cause - January 28, 2012
Maryland Civics and Law Academy - Jan 17, 2012
Maryland Civics and Law Academy - Jan 17, 2012
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February 14, 2014
Royalton Punta Cana Resort
Dominican Republic
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Ethics and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:00 am – 1:45 pm
Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD
Details

The Strategic Use of Mediation in Litigation: Preparing the Case, Preparing the Client
Thursday, August 28, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD
Details

2014 Family Practice Update
Thursday, September 4, 2014
9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD
Details

New Maryland Trust Act
Thursday, September 11, 2014
9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD
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40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
Monday, September 15 - Friday, September 19, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
University of Baltimore, Thumel Business Center, Baltimore, MD 21201
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2014 Advanced Real Property Institute
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, Columbia, MD 21044
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2014 Advanced Tax Institute
Monday, November 3 - Thursday, November 6, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
Early Registration Deadline October 18, 2014
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“Anatomy of a Trial” Young Lawyers Trial Skills Program
Friday, November 21, 2014
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, 101 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Volume XLVII
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July/August 2014