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January 31, 2013

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Release No. 13-001

MARYLAND STATE BAR PARTICIPATES IN POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
~ Bar Leaders help raise over $10,000 for Special Olympics ~

BALTIMORE, Md. – At 1 p.m. on January 26, 2013, Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Executive Committee, led by MSBA President John P. Kudel, and members of the MSBA Young Lawyers Section entered the icy water at Sandy Point State Park as part of the 17th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. Team MSBA raised over $10,000, with the money going to Special Olympics Maryland.

“I believe that Maryland attorneys are born do-gooders,” said Kudel. “The leadership of the MSBA should always be at the forefront demonstrating to the membership as well as the public that we are here to serve.”

Kudel, a solo practitioner in Rockville and Of Counsel to the Rockville-based law firm of Karp, Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A., led a contingent that, including members of the Young Lawyers Section, numbered 35.

Pictures of the MSBA plungers can be found here: http://bit.ly/VWBHQI

This year’s Plunge brought in an estimated $2.8 million for Special Olympics Maryland.  Over its 17-year history, the event has raised a total of $25 million for the organization.

The Maryland State Bar Association is a voluntary, non-profit membership organization comprised of more than 24,000 attorneys and judges.  The MSBA monitors judicial and legislative issues, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within the legal profession.  The MSBA offers public service programs to ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all..

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A Voluntary, non-profit membership organization, the Maryland State Bar Association is comprised of more than 23,000 attorneys and judges. The MSBA monitors judicial and legislative issues, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within the legal profession. The MSBA offers public service programs to ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all.