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Katherine Kelly Howard will be installed as President of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) on June 14, 2008, during the Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland. Howard, the Vice President and General Counsel of Regional Management in Baltimore City, will lead the volunteer association of 23,000 lawyers for the next twelve months.

Howard will be joined by newly-elected officers: President-Elect, Thomas C. Cardaro, a partner in Cardaro & Peek, LLC in Baltimore City; Treasurer John Patrick Kudel, a solo practitioner in Rockville and Of Counsel to the Rockville-based law firm of Karp, Frosh, Lapidus, Wigodsky & Norwind; and Secretary Thomas D. Murphy, a partner with the Law Offices of Murphy & Mood, P.C. in Rockville.

MSBA’s new President, known in Maryland’s legal community as an outstanding and effective leader, supports volunteer attorney public service and is committed to improving the practice of law. Howard is an active volunteer lawyer who truly enjoys “giving back to the community and helping others.” She wants to spotlight the many Maryland lawyers who, as good citizens, make a positive difference in their communities by volunteering and sharing their legal expertise with the public.

A 1980 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law School, Howard served as a clerk for the Honorable James A. Parrott, of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City before joining the law firm Wright & Parks (now Wright, Constable & Skeen) in 1981, where she engaged in a litigation practice for four years. In 1985, she became the Assistant General Counsel of Regional Management, Inc., and was promoted to General Counsel in 1996. In her 20+ years with Regional Management, Howard has handled Landlord/Tenant Law, Governmental Relations and General Corporate matters. .

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