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Editor: W. Patrick Tandy

May, 2004

Membership News


Volunteers Needed for New Admit Swearing-In Ceremony (June 15, 2004)

Last December, attorneys from MSBA’s Membership Committee and Young Lawyers Section welcomed new admits into the Maryland State Bar Association during swearing-in ceremonies at the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis, Maryland.  MSBA members Sarah Otwell, Hughie Hunt, the Honorable Jean Baron, Walter Childs, Sarah Andrews,  Matthew S. Evans,  Alice Chong, Ashley Hou, Gwen Tate, Steve Oberg, Michelle Stawinski  and Jonathan Kagan shook hands with the 1,020 new admits while handing out MSBA membership benefit packages.

“Participating is a reminder to me of why I became an attorney,” said Hughie Hunt, a member of MSBA’s Membership Committee.

The volunteers are already gearing up to welcome the new admits who are being sworn-in this June 15, 2004. If you would like to participate as part of the welcoming team, please call Jan Jones-Branch, Membership Committee Liaison, at the Maryland State Bar Association at (410)685-7878, ext. 3015, or send an e-mail to request more information to

Attention: Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioners

The Consumer Bankruptcy Committee and Membership Committee will cosponsor an educational program entitled Topical Issues in the Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Area on Friday, June 18, at the MSBA Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland. This program will examine emerging issues that affect consumer bankruptcy attorneys, such as local rules, legislation and court procedures. It will focus on legal representation and benefit those attorneys who share similar interests in other practice areas, such as personal injury, family practice, workers’ compensation and alternative dispute resolution. Various issues of consumer bankruptcy will be addressed, such as:

  • Current legal developments and case law updates
  • Local rule changes that affect debtors and creditors
  • Practical tips on effective client representation
  • Information on emerging trends
  • Ethical issues in consumer bankruptcy cases

For more information about programs and how to register for the 2004 MSBA Annual Meeting, visit and click on the MSBA Annual Meeting Information link.



Publications : Bar Bulletin: May, 2004

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