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Publications : Bar Bulletin : December 2006


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The Maryland Bar Foundation, a non-profit charitable corporation which funds law-related public service projects, has inducted Jan I. Berlage as a fellow. Berlage is a litigator for Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, and a member of the MSBA Board of Governors.

The Honorable Richard C. Goodwin, an Administrative Law Judge, has been named Vice Chair of the National Conference of the Administrative Judiciary at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting and also appointed a representative of the Vice Chairs to the Section Officers Conference of the ABA.

The Maryland Hispanic Bar Association has designated Bettina Guevara, an associate with Miles & Stockbridge, to serve as the president-elect for the 2006-2007 term and president for the 2007-2008 term.

Steven R. Smith, a health law practitioner with Ober Kaler and active member in the American Health Lawyers Association, has been elected to the board of directors of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc., which promotes research for a universal cure for sickle cell disease.

Franklin Square Hospital has added two Whiteford, Taylor & Preston attorneys to their organization. G. Scott Barhight has been elected Chair of the Franklin Square Hospital Foundation's Board of Directors, while John Gontrum, a past president of the Baltimore County Bar Association, has been named Chair of the Board of Franklin Square Hospital.

H. Richard Duden, III, a litigator with the law firm Hyatt, Peters & Weber, LLP, has been named to the State Ethics Commission for a term that ends in July 2009.

The Johns Hopkins Office of Technology Transfer has appointed Wesley D. Blakeslee, a JHU attorney with thorough experience in commercialization of technology and licensing of intellectual property, its acting director, as well as the acting director of technology transfer for the School of Medicine.

The American College of Trail Lawyers, a premier legal association, has inducted Gerard P. Martin, a partner with Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, as a fellow.

Jennifer Fairfax, an attorney with Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield, P.A., recently taught continuing legal education courses for the Montgomery County Bar Foundation on adoption.

The Charles Village Community Association, a group that strives to maintain the quality of life issues in its Northern Baltimore City community, has elected Dana Petersen Moore, a partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Litigation Group, its new president.

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., has been named Mobile Medical Care, Inc.'s 2006 Corporate Sponsor of the Year due to their legal expertise and support contributed to "MobileMed" and for efforts to maximize the organization's credibility in the community.

Lena Barnett has relocated her law offices to 4416 East West Highway, Suite 400, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Her new phone number is (301) 654-2330.

Saul Ewing LLP has brought Maurice A. Bellan to the firm as special counsel to the Litigation Department. Bellan previously served as a trial attorney for the Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division.

Ward & Klein, Chartered, has relocated its main office to 2275 Research Boulevard, Suite 720, Rockville, Maryland 20850. The firm's new telephone number is (240) 243-7201.

Ronald M. Bolt has been added to the Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig law firm as an associate, where he will continue his practice in entity formation, commercial contracts, business sale and acquisition agreements, and commercial financing.

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