Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin

Editor: W. Patrick Tandy

April, 2004

MEMBERSHIP NEWS  
 

ATTN: MSBA MEMBERS

Sponsor an MSBA Associate Member Today!

The Maryland State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Associate Membership category was developed to encourage law students, law office assistants and law office administrators to participate in MSBA. Most MSBA publications, Sections, departments and vendor discounts are applicable to Associate Members.

Law students can take advantage of the benefit of exclusive free Associate Membership in the Young Lawyers Section (YLS). The YLS sponsors the Career Center, which includes an electronic system that connects employers and recruiters with lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and administrative assistants.

All MSBA Practice Sections are open for Associate Members to join. Many offer events, activities and newsletters which can assist students and legal professionals with expanding professional knowledge and development.

MSBA Associate Membership requires the sponsorship of a current MSBA member (with the exception of law students). To request an Associate Member Application for a colleague ($50-$75 annual fee) or student ($25 annual fee) that you know, call the MSBA Membership Department at (410) 685-7878. Both Associate and Section Membership applications can also be processed online at www.msba.org/departments/membership/join.htm.

MSBA Public Awareness Brochures

To enhance and support the services that attorneys provide their clients, MSBA offers a series of 24 easy-to-read public awareness brochures designed to inform the public about common legal problems. The brochures address such subjects as juvenile court, divorce and custody mediation, bankruptcy, and wills and estates.  A complete list of MSBA public awareness brochure titles is available online at www.msba.org/departments/commpubl/publications/brochures/index.htm.

Do You Have a Courthouse ID Badge Yet?

You already know that MSBA Courthouse ID Badges allow for easier access into Maryland’s courthouses; however, MSBA cannot issue badges for you on the spot. The process takes a couple of weeks, so don’t get caught in a jam. Apply for your badge before you need it! Visit www.msba.org/about/staff/staff.htm for a printable version of the application and directions on how to apply for your ID Badge.

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