By Janice Jones-Branch
MSBA On Hand for New Law Student
In the interest of enhancing its working relationship with
law students, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) participated in the
University of Maryland School of Law’s 2004 New Student Orientation Program
on August 18, 2004.
The Honorable Angela Eaves, MSBA Membership Committee Co-Chair,
talked with new students about the benefits of MSBA Associate Membership and
field-of-practice options in the law profession.
“It was wonderful to participate in the reception and
Student Organizational portion of the New Students’ Orientation at the
University of Maryland School of Law,” said Eaves. “The students
expressed a great deal of interest in the professional development opportunities
Associate Bar Membership has to offer as well as how full bar membership will
ultimately enhance their careers once they become licensed attorneys.”
University of Maryland School of Law Dean Karen H. Rothenberg
and the Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland,
both spoke to incoming students about the challenges of the law during the
“I want to thank Dean Rothenberg for giving us the
opportunity to make the students aware that the MSBA can be a partner in their
careers in the legal profession,” said Bill Rossler, Chair of the MSBA
Membership Committee’s Participation Sub-Committee. “We are pleased
that Chief Judge Bell was able to assist us with our goal of presenting the
MSBA to the law students as a positive force.”
“The School of Law was delighted to have Chief Judge
Bell address our entering class and include the MSBA as first-time participants
at our Student Organization Fair for entering students,” said Assistant
Dean of Student Affairs Tricia D. O’Neill, whose office coordinates the
new law student orientation. “The MSBA is the standard bearer for our
profession and its involvement dovetails nicely with our Orientation message
about professionalism and personal responsibility. We look forward to additional
coordinated efforts throughout the upcoming year.”
Backed by the efforts and support of the Membership Committee
and President Neil Helfrich, the MSBA offers services and support that cover
many areas of the students’ professional lives, including lawyer mentoring,
networking, personal development, community involvement and continued legal
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